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The Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers

The Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers

Spring 2015 Poetry
Ages: 6 - 9 yrs.
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Lee White
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763664923
Hardcover Price: $17.99
Review:

Poet Michael J. Rosen defines the characteristics and personalities of 20 domestic feline breeds through graceful haikus. It's easy to picture a Siamese on an indoor hunt here: "a toppled lamp shade/moon moth must be here somewhere/batted from the dark." Or a Scottish Fold, sitting in a tree: "wind-whipped magnolia/cat's pink-petal toes--the last to drop from its boughs." Appealing, well-informed illustrations by artist Lee White complement each poem.

Lynne Heffley   ©2015 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.


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