Monday, 3 October 2016
Book Review - Boo! Haiku
But before that happens, let's me do a tiny write up on Boo! Haiku.
In this picture book, we have a collection of Halloween haiku on who we will meet on Halloween. A witch, an owl, a skeleton and more.
It's very hard to discuss a picture book, but I love how this is introducing poetry to younger/preschool readers. And with it being haiku, it's an easier way to get young ones into poetry.
I love the illusions within these pages (done by Bob Shea). I'm not sure about the last page which explained what a haiku is and explaining what a syllable is (should this have been at the front, one wonders...?), but there's a trick that, because the book is meant to be fun, cover up the middle line to help little ones figure out who is on the next page...
I think this is a good entrance for little ones to read and understand poetry and to get them in the mood for Halloween.