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- Publication Date: August 16, 2016
- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Trim Size: 9 x 9
- ISBN: 9781419721182
- Page Count: 24
- Illustrations: 24 full-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
Bestselling illustrator Bob Shea and poet Deanna Caswell are back, this time with a haiku book filled with frights that delight.
Here’s a spooky haiku just for you!
broom across the moon
pointed hat at the window
Can you guess who from this haiku?
A witch, a bat, a skeleton, a jack-o’-lantern, a ghost, a black cat, a spider, an owl, and a scarecrow are all hiding in the pages of this clever Halloween-themed book. Deanna Caswell’s playful haiku cleverly hint at the creatures revealed after each turn of the page while Bob Shea’s bright illustrations capture the scary silliness.
Praise for Guess Who, Haiku
“[G]orgeous poetry, vibrant illustrations, and masterful use of the page turn.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This just begs to be read aloud to a group of preschoolers, who won't be able to help shouting out their answers. More please."Kirkus —
"There are some especially lovely haikus in the mix, and they often strike a pleasing balance between evocative language and casual phrasings... Playing inky black against bold shades of olive, mustard, and violet, Shea opts for treats over tricks, creating smiley and wholly unthreatening portraits of witches, spiders, scarecrows, owls, and more."Publishers Weekly —
"With its cheerful colors, welcoming smiles, and predictable, participatory pattern, this ghoulish gathering is more friendly than frightful."The Horn Book —
"This picture book is just as clever as the first collection and just as much fun."School Library Journal —
About the author
Deanna Caswell’s picture books include First Ballet (Disney, 2009) and Beach House (Chronicle, 2015). A mother of five, she founded the blog Little House in the Suburbs. Bob Shea has written and illustrated over a dozen picture books, including the popular Dinosaur vs. series. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Colleen, and his son, Ryan.