Friday, June 12, 2009
The Cuckoo's Haiku: and Other Birding Poems by Michael J. Rosen captivated Ramona and me.
"Let's look at every bird, and read every poem, Mommy!"
And so we did.
Are you a birder? Love haiku? Want some stunning visuals? The Cuckoo's Haiku has it all in one deeply satisfying package. Stan Fellows' watercolor illustrations are positively gorgeous.
And though it's the kind of beauty-in-a-book that I love to share with my children, it's not just a children's book. This one went on my wish list immediately. I loved everything about it, and I think you will, too.
(For a wonderful interview with Michael Rosen, visit Jules at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. I don't know how I missed that Poetry Friday post back in February, but thanks, Mr. Rosen, for clueing me in via the comment box. Though we'd missed it before, happily we still stumbled on this book at our library.) And, see Michael Rosen's website, here, for more reviews.
Poetry Friday is being hosted today at Critique de Mr. Chompchomp.