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Haiku Baby Board book – May 27, 2008
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Each 2-page layout in the book (seven in all) features a different haiku about a natural element, such as rain, or sun or the moon. These haiku follow the traditional format of a certain number of syllables per line, but the actual content tends to be livelier for the younger audience. The author makes use of onomatopoeic words as well as animal characters and exclamations. The result is warm and engaging without becoming overly cute and keeping the character of haiku. Rather than the usual page structure, each page of the board book has an outstanding tab on the side that allows the reader to thumb through to the different pages. Each tab has a symbol for the particular haiku on that page layout. For instance, on the autumnal page with a haiku about a leaf, the tab has the image of a small gingko leaf. These tabs will help youngsters still learning how to work their fingers learn to turn the pages.
The art work in this book is whimsical and colorful; each page features a different animal and a different color scheme. The pages appear to be created by a mix of cut outs and possibly watercolors, there are no bold outlines here and it gives the whole book a softer feel. Each page has the repeating image of a small blue bird that appears originally on the front cover, providing a challenge to older children to find the bird in each scene. In addition to the actual artwork, each page includes the main poetic element represented by a Chinese character.Read more ›
- The illustrations are attractive.
- The pages are cut on the edge to make tabs; this makes them easy for him to turn.
- Haiku has enough words per 2 page spread to be interesting to a one year old.
- The haiku is cute.
The pictures are cute, with plenty of things to point out to Baby but not overwhelmingly busy. The tabs for each page are perfect for little, uncoordinated fingers to latch on to, which build the page-turning muscles.
I just loved it and recommend it!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was one of my son's favorite books as an infant. The simple text and charming illustrations make for a nice bedtime read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ProfessorMom
I love this book! The tabs make it easy for baby to turn the pages. It's a nice change of pace from typical baby books.Published 2 months ago by MeL Brew
I loved this little board book! The haiku are well-written , and follow a "season of the year" theme. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. Karges