Live Each Day Like it’s Your Last
“Live each day like it’s your last!”
I heard my teacher cry.
And so I spent the whole day screaming,
“I’M ABOUT TO DIE!!!”
My mama wailed!
My papa railed!
My friends all wept with sorrow…
Teacher’s right—that sure was fun!
I’ll do it more tomorrow!
— Chris Harris
Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved. From I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups. Little Brown Books for Young Readers. Reprinted by permission of the author.
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From I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
The instant New York Times bestseller featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon! B. J. Novak (bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures) described this groundbreaking poetry collection as “Smart and sweet, wild and wicked, brilliantly funny–it’s everything a book for kids should be.”
Lauded by critics as a worthy heir to such greats as Silverstein, Seuss, Nash and Lear, Harris’s hilarious debut molds wit and wordplay, nonsense and oxymoron, and visual and verbal sleight-of-hand in masterful ways that make you look at the world in a whole new wonderfully upside-down way. With enthusiastic endorsements from bestselling luminaries such as Lemony Snicket, Judith Viorst, Andrea Beaty, and many others, this entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, bestselling creator of beloved hits like It’s a Book and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It’s a mischievous match made in heaven!