Title: The Maine Coon’s Haiku
Creators: Michael J. Rosen and Lee White
Genre: Children’s, Picture Book, Animals, Poetry
Publisher: Candlewick Press
(Penguin Random House Canada)
Date published: March 10, 2015
A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
In evocative haiku, Michael J. Rosen depicts twenty different breeds of cats—whether mischievous or mysterious, comical or commanding.
Some cats have names that suggest far-off lands, like the Turkish Angora and the Norwegian forest cat. Others allude to places closer to home, such as California’s ragdoll and the Maine coon. Set against Lee White’s graceful illustrations, with intriguing facts about each of twenty breeds at the end, this charming haiku collection for lovers of America’s most popular house pet provides the purr-fect book to curl up with.
⤖ My Review ⬻
When I heard about The Maine Coon’s Haiku, I knew that I had to order a copy to celebrate my adoption of a beautiful Maine Coon boy (pictured on the right)! Once I had the book in my hands though, I found that I was happy to see that other common cat breeds were featured as well! I also really like Rosen’s poems (since they’re short and to the point—being haikus and all) as well as White’s illustrative style! Something about it made me think about some of the children’s books I used to read as a child, so they made me feel happy and nostalgic. All in all, I definitely recommend this book to cat lovers who enjoy haiku poetry!
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