Published by Harry N. Abrams
Summary: Ten haiku poems are offered as riddles for the reader to guess: “new day on the farm/muffled mooing announces/a fresh pail of milk”. The next page shows the cow, who has her own haiku to offer. So it goes, until the final poem, “two hands hold a book/guessing animals’ puzzles/written in haiku…It’s YOU!” The final page explains a little about haiku, including defining what a syllable is, and invites readers to explore the playfulness of the form. 24 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: An excellent introduction to haiku for the very young.
Cons: The “riddles” aren’t particularly challenging.