Friday, April 15, 2011

Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka

Guys like nature. That's a fact. Here are six haiku for each season all about guys enjoying nature.

What I thought
: I really like this collection. I can definitely see the boy appeal. Haiku has always been one of my favorite poetic forms and I agree with Raczka about haiku being a good form to introduce guys to poetry. They're short and easy to understand. My favorite is about the puddle and the sister. I love the color scheme Reynolds uses with a color for each season. My favorite illustrations are the guy and his sister, the boy under the snow covered tree, and the boys at the end of the book.

(Illus. Peter H. Reynolds. Houghton Mifflin, 2010)

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