Polly, who is addicted to rhyming, finds her talent an impediment when it comes to getting a job. A doctor fails to cure her, but she ends up working at a birthday-card factory. The doctor, receiving a card from Polly every year, eventually catches the rhyming habit himself. A whacky story, whackily illustrated by Tony Ross, with lots of repetition.
Other titles in the series are: Bruno the Bravest Man (see picture), who would be lost without Kate, who carries the bags; Ruby the Rudest Girl (her bad language, re-erupting on the final page, just as the book seems to be ending on a delicate moral note, will be a sure hit with six-year-olds); Harold the Hairiest Man (he marries a hairdresser, who calls out, "Hello Harold, you lovely big hairy man", and then ends up turning him into a baldy); and Boris the Brainiest Baby (who can speak and dress himself from day one).