Haiku Baby

Haiku Baby

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by Betsy E. Snyder
     
 

IN TICKLY-TOE GRASS
a buttercup offers up yellow nose kisses.

The simple delights in baby’s natural world—a bird, a fish, a leaf, a snowflake, a raindrop—are celebrated in the traditional Japanese poetic form, the haiku. In just 17 syllables, a moment, a season, the elements are joyfully captured. This peaceful little board book has tabs

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IN TICKLY-TOE GRASS
a buttercup offers up yellow nose kisses.

The simple delights in baby’s natural world—a bird, a fish, a leaf, a snowflake, a raindrop—are celebrated in the traditional Japanese poetic form, the haiku. In just 17 syllables, a moment, a season, the elements are joyfully captured. This peaceful little board book has tabs to encourage little hands to turn the pages and adorable artwork to delight everyone!

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
First, it might help to understand what haiku is. According to wikipedia, haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 Japanese on (a phonetic unit identical to the mora), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 on respectively, and typically containing a kigo, or seasonal reference. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to equate to the Japanese haiku's three metrical phrases. Most writers of literary haiku in English use about ten to fourteen syllables, with no formal pattern. The focus of this book is nature related—rain, a flower, sun, a leaf, snow and the moon. The poems and art work nicely together with a red fox chasing a leaf to the poem "yoo-hoo, peekaboo! / wind plays tag with autumn leaf—/ catch me if you can!" This book is a delightfl introduction to this form of poetry for kids and parents. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375843952
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/27/2008
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
180,359
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

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