I must immediately write about something cheerier than lead paint and toxic Aqua Dots in order to rid myself of this bad feeling. How about haiku?
A few people came to the rescue and I would like to share their recommendations.
+++ First I must send you over to cloudscome’s blog, A Wrung Sponge. As a professional children’s librarian, she is my most authoritative source. Cloudscome kindly took the time this morning to pull her favorite haiku books off the shelf and listed them for me on her blog. Here are her recommendations:
Today and Today, Issa Kobayashi
Cricket Songs, Harry Behn
Cricket Never Does, Myra Cohn Livingston
One Leaf Rides the Wind, Celeste Mannis
A Pocketful of Poems, Nikki Grimes
Basho and the River Stones, Tim Myers
If Not For the Cat, Jack Prelutsky
Wingnuts, Paul Janeczko
Baseball Haiku, Cor Van Den Heuvel
Dogku, Andrew Clements
Thanks so much cloudscome! If you have never visited A Wrung Sponge it is worth a stop. Cloudscome writes lovely haiku herself and also gives great kids’ book recommendations (she is particularly interested in multicultural children’s books).
One Leaf Rides the Wind, Celeste Davidson Mannis
+++ Heather of Homeschooling Fun found this haiku book at her library and liked it a lot:
Asian Arts and Crafts for Creative Kids-Haiku, Patricia Donegan
Thank you all for your recommendations! I’ll have to get busy with my Interlibrary Loans.