Guess Who, Haiku
by Deanna Caswell, illustrated by Bob Shea
Abrams Appleseed, 2016
A perfect introduction to haiku for preschoolers and kindergarteners! Starting with introducing a cow, each haiku introduces a new animal common to young readers. Each haiku includes word clues and illustrations include picture clues. The first haiku is:
new day on the farm
muffled mooing announces
a fresh pail of milk
The readers turn the page to discover (or confirm) the answer! Then that animal recites the next haiku. This simple-to-read and comprehensive format will help make learning about haiku fun and help first time haiku writers be brave enough to attempt their own haiku. After a child has mastered Old MacDonald Had a Farm, this will follow beautifully to introduce them to poetry.