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In the spirit of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, here is a collection of delightful poems and charming drawings depicting childhood struggles.
— Martha Cornwell
Get ready to laugh out loud with Calvin Trillin's first collection of poems for children (and nearby grown-ups). Enjoy the whimsical cartoon illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Roz Chast as you find out if Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother.
Inspired by some of Calvin Trillin's real-life experiences, No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhoodcelebrates the humor of familiar everyday topics.
About the Author
Calvin Trillin is a journalist, humorist, poet, novelist, memoirist, and food writer. A long-time staff writer at the New Yorker, he is also the Nation's "deadline poet." He has published thirty books, many of them bestsellers. His books include Remembering Denny, About Alice, Tepper Isn't Going Out, and Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. In 2012, he won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He lives in New York.
Roz Chast has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker since 1978. She has illustrated many books, including the New York Times bestseller 101 Two-Letter Words by Stephin Merritt and The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! by Steve Martin. She is the author and illustrator of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a bestselling memoir about her parents, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Praise for Messages From My Father by Calvin Trillin:
"As a writer, Calvin Trillin is good company, with all the qualities that make a 'great seat' at a dinner party: witty, not cutting; smart, not overbearing; and amusing enough to save the day if a waiter has bad aim." -- The New York Times
Praise for Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast:
* "Revelatory... So many have faced (or will face) the situation that the author details, but no one could render it like she does. A top-notch graphic memoir that adds a whole new dimension to readers' appreciation of Chast and her work." -- Kirkus Reviews