Kathryn's Reviews > GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys

GUYKU by Bob Raczka
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Dec 17, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: picture-books, poetry, own
Read in January, 2013 , read count: 12

You don't have to be a boy to love GUYKU. I remember doing all of these activities as a kid--even having a puddle beg me to splash my sister. As a grown-up, I think my favorite was:
In a rushing stream,
we turn rocks into a dam.
Hours flow by us.

I also apprciated the author bringing in the traditional Japanese element of seasons in haiku, which is often times overlooked by Western writers. And although the book was far too short, the illustrations capture the wonder and exploration of childhood.

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