Friday, May 3, 2013

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Elizabeth Steinglass Poet.

For Poetry Friday -- "Dogku" by Andrew Clements with illustrations by Tim Bowers.

Just for fun -- the story of a dog told in page-by-page haikus that successfully capture the humor, drama and suspense of a stray's search for a home.  Clements follows his story with a short author's note about haikus.  Dogku is a simple introduction to the haiku that invites readers to play with this poetry form and demonstrates the power of this simple verse.

Bowers' charming illustrations enrich the plot points as they unfold.


Bridget Magee said...

Dogku is a favorite with my daughters and me! So fun! Our copy is 'dog-eared' from repeated readings. =)

Liz Steinglass said...

Yes, we love it too. My son's first grade class did a music project around it.

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