Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Jon J Muth, Panda, Seasons, Spring, Fall, Winter, Summer, Haiku, Poetry, Picture Book

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Book Review


Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons is about a panda named Koo during the seasons of the year. Instead of a specific storyline, it is a collection of haiku about different events throughout the year. Each poem is accompanied by an illustration of Koo with his friends doing something related to the haiku. The author’s note in the beginning explaining that the traditional 5-7-5 pattern of haiku is hard to accomplish in English so the emphasis in this book is the feeling of the poetry rather than the pattern of it.