Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 9780802855077, 32pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2018
A poetry collection celebrating the wonders of the natural world
This haiku collection will enchant both nature lovers and budding poets. The spare, lyrical text describes a series of short vignettes, each of them taking place in a different kind of rain, from thunderstorms to falling flower petals. The poems--some serious, some gently humorous--depict scenes from all over the globe: a horse struggling to plow a field, a father changing a tire while his children play, and two friends making up after a fight.
With its majestic artwork, this introduction to a classic poetic form will inspire readers to write their own haiku as they experience the amazing world around them.