Synopses & Reviews
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rhett Miller teams up with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat in a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families.
In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, these poems bring a fresh new twist to the classic dilemmas of childhood as well as a perceptive eye to the foibles of modern family life. Full of clever wordplay and bright visual gags–and toilet humor to spare–these twenty-three rhyming poems make for an ideal read-aloud experience.
Taking on the subjects of a bullying baseball coach and annoying little brothers with equally sly humor, renowned lyricist Rhett Miller’s clever verses will have the whole family cackling.
"This collection of 23 delightfully humorous poems offer rhyming poetry that touches on many universal themes of great student interest.... Add this wonderful treasury to any elementary and middle school contemporary poetry collection." School Library Connection (Starred Review)
"Manic energy slops over the rim of this comic verse collection... hilarity runs high; classroom readalouds could become uproarious." Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Rhett Miller is a singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular rock band Old 97's. Between projects with the Old 97's Miller has released six solo albums, most recently 2018's The Messenger. In addition to his songwriting, Miller has branched out to write fiction and nonfiction. He has authored short stories, essays and articles that have been featured in Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeney's, The Atlantic and Salon. When not on tour, Miller resides in New Paltz, New York with his wife and two children.
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet?, and After the Fall as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Santat lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.