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I HAIKU YOU

written + illustrated by Betsy Snyder
Random House Books for Young Readers
published 2012

Who do you haiku? Cheery expressions of love take flight in this delightful haiku collection. This giftable little picture book of haiku is something adults will love to give one another as much as they’ll enjoy sharing it with the youngest listeners. Simple poems of affection and appreciation embrace childhood favorites—a teddy bear, a Popsicle, a bike, a new friend, a beloved pet, and more. Perfect for Valentine’s Day and any day of the year, this book will inspire people to tell one another, “I haiku you!”

REVIEWS

“This sweet collection of haiku captures special moments of friendship and appreciation from a child’s point of view...A good choice for emerging poetry fans.“
—KIRKUS

“The selections are sparkling...but Snyder’s cheerful watercolor illustrations, which add a touch of gentle whimsy and complement the themes of the poems, are the best part of the reading experience...it would make a compelling addition to any poetry collection”
—SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Like Corduroy, these sweet tales come with a dash of imagination and a special friend in tow, be it a sibling or a treasure lovey.”
—SCHOLASTIC PARENT & CHILD, THE NEW CLASSICS

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