Reading/Interest Level: Primary, Intermediate
Author: Calvin Trillin
Illustrator: Roz Chast
Publisher: Orchard Books
These short poems are all about childhood and growing up. No Fair No Fair shares poems about learning how to tie shoes, the different students in the classroom, eating, family, school complaints, and much more. These poems will have the reader laughing and thinking back on their own childhood, and the children will find it fun to relate so much with their own lives.
The poems in this book are roughly a full page in length. There are rhyming schemes throughout all the poems. The poems are very relatable to children and adults. Each page shares a different story that can either be hilarious or very realistic. This book of poems is highly recommended for children who enjoy funny stories that can be read in a nice rhythm and who enjoy poems about being young. The prose is excellent and the words used in these poem stories are readable for many age groups.