Wednesday, January 24, 2018

If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems by Brian P. Cleary- OPTIONAL

Cleary, Brian P. If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems. PICTURE BOOK. Lerner Publishing Group, 2014. $6.95.  9781467716093

What is a Haiku? What is a Lantern Poem? Readers are given the definition of each of these poems and then given multiple examples in this great book.  “Watch Out: My pet pig, Betty, in her full karate stance, performs the “pork chop.” (Haiku).  “Bed: pillows are twin clouds. Stretch, read, doze, sleep. Peace.” (Lantern Poem). In addition to fun poetry children will enjoy, the illustrations are detailed and inviting.  This would be a great addition to a poetry unit.  

EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: SL.

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