The Cuckoo's Haiku
and Other Birding Poems
Publication Date: March 10, 2009
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A joyful primer on the pleasures of bird-watching merges haiku, notes for identifying species, and exquisite watercolor illustrations.
In spare and graceful words, poet and birder Michael J. Rosen captures
the forecasting call of the mysterious cuckoo as well as essential characteristics of more than twenty commonly seen North American birds. This artfully compiled fi eld notebook — enriched by the evocative artwork of watercolorist Stan Fellows — captures the excitement of recognizing a bird, whether a darting kingfi sher, a wandering wild turkey, or a chirpy house sparrow.
Michael J. Rosen has written and edited more than sixty books for children and adults, including A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY and DON'T SHOOT! CHASE R.'S TOP TEN REASONS NOT TO MOVE TO THE COUNTRY. He lives on one hundred forested acres in central Ohio.
Stan Fellows has illustrated several books for children, including JOHN MUIR: AMERICA'S FIRST ENVIRONMENTALIST by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Iowa City.