Little, Brown Books for Young Readers My Head Has a Bellyache
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers My Head Has a Bellyache

My Head Has a Bellyache

By Chris Harris


Publication Date: July 18, 2023

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Ages 6 And Up, Grades 1 to 17

The long anticipated follow up to the highly-accoladed, New York Times bestselling poetry collection I'm Just No Good at Rhyming, full of new surprising twists of wit and wordplay that solidifies Chris Harris's reputation as a comedic force to be reckoned with!

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming is this century's most acclaimed comedic poetry collection so far, described as "a worthy heir to Silverstein, Seuss, and even Ogden Nash" (PublishersWeekly), "wildly imaginative...inspired and inspiring" (Kirkus), and as "everything a book for kids should be" (B.J. Novak). Now, Chris Harris delivers all that and more with dazzling new heights of creativity, kooky conundrums, witty wordsmithing, and of course, wacky laugh-out-loud fun!

There's a whole new cast of characters to meet, from the Nail-Clipping Fairy (who delivers teeth at night), to Orloc the Destroyer (who can be defeated only by his mommy), to the Elderly Caveman (who complains about the younger generation obsessed with playing with fire). There are more mind-bending verbal and visual riddles, plus there's plenty of hilarious hijinks hiding around every corner, whether it's a buffalo that escapes one poem and roams through others or a meteor threatening to land on the book and obliterate everything. There's even a mini book-within-a-book! In between it all, cartoonist Andrea Tsurumi’s diverse range of exuberant people, creatures, and anthropomorphic objects ripple through the pages with playful energy.

If your head has a bellyache as you read this book, it will only be because you're laughing WAY. TOO. HARD!

About the Author

Chris Harris is the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, illustrated by Lane Smith; The Alphabet's Alphabet, illustrated by Dan Santat; and If You Laugh, I'm Starting This Book Over, illustrated by Serge Bloch. He has been an executive producer for comedies including How I Met Your Mother, and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. His pieces have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and on NPR. He lives in Los Angeles.

Andrea Tsurumi (they/them) is the author and illustrator of Accident! and Crab Cake, as well as numerous comics. They also illustrated the Kondo & Kezumi series by David Goodner, Not Your Nest by Gideon Sterer, and Girls Who Code by Reshma Saujani. They were born and raised in New York, where they got an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and they now live in Philadelphia with their spouse and dog. When they'e not inventing croissant-based animals, they like reading about ordinary and ridiculous history.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 192 pages

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: July 18, 2023

ISBN: 9780316592598

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