Monday, May 7, 2018

Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys by Bob Raczka - ADVISABLE

Raczka, Bob Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. PICTURE BOOK Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. $7. 9781328869302  

Twenty four different haikus are broken up into the four seasons.  All of the haikus are about what little boys can do in the different seasons.  They all are about playing outside whether climbing a tree, building a snowman or skipping rocks.  

This is an adorable book of poetry and I love that it’s geared towards boys.  My nine year old son liked this book because they just learned about haiku poetry and he found the poems funny and true.  The illustrations are of course adorable because Reynolds does a great job.  At the end there is an explanation by the author and the illustrator that further explains what haiku poems are and why they did this book.  Great addition for a poetry unit for elementary age kids.  

EL (K-3), EL – ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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