written + illustrated by Betsy Snyder
Random House Books for Young Readers
The simple delights in baby’s natural world—a bird, a fish, a leaf, a snowflake, a raindrop—are celebrated in the traditional Japanese poetic form, the haiku. In just 17 syllables, a moment, a season, the elements are joyfully captured. This peaceful little board book has tabs to encourage little hands to turn the pages and adorable artwork to delight everyone!
HONORS + REVIEWS
“Best-of-the-Year” list (2009)
–COOPERATIVE CHILDREN'S BOOK CENTER
"5 Board Books for Baby" (2009)
"...I love that it brings the Japanese art of haiku down to an infant level."
–GLOBAL BOARD BOOKS FOR WORLDLY BABIES, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Though the formality of haiku might seem unnecessarily advanced for infants and toddlers, Snyder shows that it is the sounds which words make, in combination with the visual experience a book provides, that really matter.
–NEW BOOKS FOR NEW BABIES, MI-REPORTER