I was so thrilled to read the review below of Happy Haiku this week on social media, by children’s book author and reviewer, Nancy I. Sanders. A huge and grateful thanks to her for reviewing Happy Haiku, shortlisted for the American Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Books Award.
‘I think one of the richest treasures we can share with children is a love for poetry. I’m excited to announce there’s a wonderful poetry book I recently discovered called Happy Haiku. The author is an award-winning haiku poet and her simple yet profoundly beautiful poems reflect this. I find myself returning again and again to read each haiku and the words resonate so beautifully each time I do.
A variety of childhood memories are written as haiku in this delightful book. Planting a bush, playing forts with blankets on a rainy day, watching fireworks, and going to the beach are just some of the many events kids can relate to.
What’s fun is that I leaned that there are even different ways to write haiku than the standard one I’ve learned! If you’re a teacher, school librarian, or homeschooling mama (or grandma like me!) guaranteed that you’ll love this collection of haiku to share with your little ones!’