December 22 – National Haiku Poetry Day

Happy Haiku Day!

Haiku, the Japanese art of storytelling in seventeen sounds. The most common format is seven, five, seven. But it isn’t mandatory. Read, Write, Have Fun!


Hi, Koo! written and illustrated by Jon J Muth (2014)

 friendly, tumbling, panda

play with Koo all day

fall, winter, spring, summer


Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku written by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin (2011)

Won Ton, shelter cat

pretends not to care but loves

his boy and his home.


Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys written by Bob Raczka and illustrated by Peter Reynolds (2010)

What do boys like to do?

Fly kites, Climb trees, Build.

Pretend, Pound, Pitch, Puddle-jump!

3 Responses to “December 22 – National Haiku Poetry Day”

  1. Lee Wardlaw February 19, 2015 at 1:17 AM #

    Thank you so much for including WON TON. Just thought you might like to know that a companion title will be published March 17th, 2015! WON TON AND CHOPSTICK – A CAT AND DOG TALE TOLD IN HAIKU continues Won Ton cat’s adventures. In this story, his purrfect life with Boy is changed forever when the family adopts a (gasp!) dog. I hope you’ll take a peek! Best fishes, Lee Wardlaw


    • Juliana Lee February 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM #

      Thank you Lee! Yes, I did know you have another book coming out. It’s already on my holds list at the library. Can’t wait to it. You have a wonderful way with words!



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