Cows

Today’s book spine haiku.

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Counting cows

on the farm –

no two alike.

Acknowledgements:

COUNTING COWS by Woody Jackson – Woody Jackson’s bold cow paintings in a colorful counting book, with a surprise at the end.

ON THE FARM by David Elliott and Holly Meade – A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. David Elliott’s fun verse, and the late Holly Meade’s beautiful woodcut illustrations make this a picture book to read many times over.

NO TWO ALIKE by Keith Baker – A rhyming walk through the forest in search of things that are exactly alike. A classic picture book for younger listeners.

Summer

Summer, Summer, more Summer. A good excuse for a book spine haiku.

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Summer –

my many colored days

over in the meadow.

Acknowledgements:

SUMMER by Ruth Thomson and Peter Millard – Third book in a nonfiction series of seasonal activities and projects.

MY MANY COLORED DAYS by Dr. Seuss, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher – Posthumously-published, this picture book explores children’s emotions using color as metaphor.

OVER IN THE MEADOW by John Langstaff and Feodor Rojankovsky – Classic rhyming story based on a vintage children’s counting song by the same author/illustrator team who gave us the 1956 Caldecott Medal Winner, FROG WENT A-COURTIN’.

Poetry Friday: Book Spine Haiku

Poetry Friday time! There are all kinds of wonderful links at Tabatha Yeatts’ blog, The Opposite of Indifference. Go visit and see.

Does anyone else love playing with book spine poetry? My last one was a jump rope rhyme, so today is a change of pace.

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Island in the sun –
the little red fish
by water’s edge.

From: ISLAND IN THE SUN by Harry Belafonte and Lord Burgess with Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe; THE LITTLE RED FISH by Taeeun Yoo; BY WATER’S EDGE by Kay Barone.

Book Spine Jump Rope Rhyme

I first posted this Book Spine Jump Rope Rhyme in a former blog. Book Spine poetry is  fun. It can be difficult to use rhyme in a Book Spine poem, but because I created a jump rope rhyme, this one practically wrote itself (jump rope rhymes don’t have to make sense, so they’re a lot easier). Many thanks to Bill Martin, Dr. Seuss, Nancy Shaw, Jan Brett, Barbara Jean Hicks and Ame Dyckman.

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,

Sheep in a Shop,

Old Hat, New Hat,

Hop on Pop!

Town Mouse, Country Mouse,

Jitterbug Jam,

Boy Plus Bot,

Green Eggs and Ham!