FICTION

Guess Who, Haiku

illus. by Bob Shea. 24p. Abrams Appleseed. 2016. Tr $14.95. ISBN 9781419718892.
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PreS-K—This winning combination of haiku and smiling farm animals is sure to be a favorite among young readers. Each page presents a call-and-response riddle about a different animal, along with a picture clue. Both the text and the illustrations offer plenty of support for children encountering this poetic form for the first time. The bright pastel color scheme and thoughtful text positioning are lively without being too busy. Caswell concludes with a page for caregivers, offering suggestions on how to engage children in the rhythm of each verse.
VERDICT Perfectly designed for the youngest poetry readers, this introduction to haiku is excellent for storytime or laptime.

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