In keeping with the Poetry Month theme, I would like to introduce a fun 32-page book “If it Rains Pancakes” by Brian P. Cleary illustrated by Andy Rowland.
If you have children, this is a fun book to introduce haiku and lanterns. Don’t know what a haiku is? Try this hub on A Simple Haiku Writing Formula(basically it is a Japanese three line poem) A lantern is…well, read the book to find out.
The poetry is fresh, witty, and fun and many of the poems will resonate with your child very well-I highly recommend reading it together as a family. Even better: try to come up with haiku and lanterns yourself!
The book is broken down into two parts: haiku poems and lanterns. The haiku poetry is accompanied by colorful, pertinent pictures featuring nature, children, food-whatever. Same with the lantern poems. These will put you in a good mood.
If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems, Brian P. Cleary & Andy Rowland
Published: Millbrook Press(May 1 2014)
* ARC received for an unbiased review from Netgalley