Tuesday, July 10, 2007
DOGKU by Andrew Clements
What a fun book this one is! I am always looking for picture books that can be read and reread--noticing different things. DOGKU by Andrew Clements is a story of a dog, told in Haiku. An absolutely adorable dog finds a home in this great picture book. Each page tells a part of the story in Haiku. To add to the fun, the blurb on the inside flap, as well as parts of the author blurbs, are told in Haiku. The author's note has a little info on the Haiku.
This is a fun story with great illustrations by Tim Bowers. It is also a great sample of writing that can be used in writing workshop minilessons--a story told in many haiku poems is a unique format that kids could have fun with. You can't help but fall in love with the dog and what a clever title!
Posted by Franki at 12:08 AM