Monday, June 16

Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys

Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys
Written by Bob Raczka, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

My rating: ★★★

ISBN: 9780547240039
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date of publication: October 4, 2010
Age: 4 to 8 years
Genre: Poetry

Themes: seasons, activities, childhood,

"The wind and I play
tug-of-war with my new kite.
The wind is winning."

Boys just want to have fun, right? Guyku is a book of haikus that are about boys’ activities during the four seasons. Moving from spring to winter, it highlights simple season activities like camping, going back to school, and seeing your breath in the cold. There are several haikus for each season.

The simple verse makes it an easy, enjoyable read and the illustrations are simple, but fantastic. I’m sure, children (especially boys) would enjoy it. It's a good read aloud, and perfect for teaching kids about the haiku structure. It would be a good themed storytime book for something like seasons, poetry, or boys. I recommend it!

Find it in your library or on Amazon

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