Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys

Illustrated by Peter Reynolds (Someday, Little Boy, Ish, The Dot) and written by Bob Raczka, Guyku is a short, whimsical, Zen-like meditation on the changing seasons. School Library Journal: “The poems in this picture-book collection capture natural moments that boys, and many girls, have while playing outdoors . . .  The artwork and the text dovetail beautifully and help set the inquisitive and playful intent of the poems. Fall finds two boys smacking cattails against a park bench and creating a snowstorm of airborne seeds. In winter, it’s boys doing what they do best – throwing snowballs and sword fighting with icicles. This wonderful collection will resonate with all children as they recognize their earnest and sometimes misdirected antics in each poem. The pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations mirror the simplicity of each entry and capture the expressions of the boys and their adventures. This is haiku at its most fun.” Giggle factor: varies. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: four jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on April 27, 2011.

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