Haiku Baby

by Betsy E. Snyder

Several small details make this board book for babies and toddlers stand out. Colorful... read more

Several small details make this board book for babies and toddlers stand out. Colorful tabs on the side provide easy opening for tiny hands as well as pictorial clues to the poems inside. Flipping to the green gingko leaf, for example, an autumn scene opens the poetic spread. The Chinese character for leaf is introduced next to the English word. As a red collage fox dashes after a falling leaf, the text reads: “yoo-hoo, peekaboo! / wind plays tag with autumn leaf— / catch me if you can!” Sweet and silly illustrations of animals in nature complement the haikus about the seasons, sun, and moon. (Ages birth–3)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009

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