Guess Who, Haiku
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- Publication Date: March 8, 2016
- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Trim Size: 9 x 9
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1889-2
- Page Count: 24
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
Guess Who, Haiku is a unique poetic guessing game illustrated by bestselling and beloved artist Bob Shea. Author Deanna Caswell’s playful take on the inventive Japaense form of poetry offers clues about the creatures hiding on every page in this creative and clever picture book of charmingly illustrated poems for the very young.
As readers meet a cow, a bee, a horse, a bird, a frog, a fish, a mouse, a cat, and a dog, they will be delighted to learn that they are the subject of the final poem. Parents will appreciate the simple guide to understanding the haiku.
Perfect for story time and for poetry month April, Guess Who Haiku is a must-have collection of poetry for the youngest readers.
**STARRED REVIEW** "Over all, a superb introduction to this potent poetic form, teaching pre-readers both the evocative power of description and the reward for listening closely. Not to be missed: gorgeous poetry, vibrant illustrations, and masterful use of the page turn." —Kirkus
"Whether reading out loud to kindergartners as an introduction to this perennially popular art form, or using selections as inspiration for aspiring older poets, this collection should find an appreciativeaudience." —Booklist
"This winning combination of haiku and smiling farm animals is sure to be a favorite among young readers…offering suggestions on how to engage children in the rhythm of each verse…this introduction to haiku is excellent for storytime or laptime." —School Library Journal
About the author
Deanna Caswell is a picture book author whose titles include First Ballet, TrainTrip, and Beach House. She is also the founder of the successful blog Little House in the Suburbs and the mother of five.
Bob Shea is an acclaimed children’s book author who has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books, including the Dinosaur vs. series and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great. Shea’s characters have appeared on Playhouse Disney, PBS Kids, and Nick Jr. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Colleen, and their son, Ryan. He and Colleen own Perfectly Nice, a graphic design studio. www.bobshea.com.