“Guess Who, Haiku”
Guess Who, Haiku is a playful poetic guessing game.
Each haiku offers clues about different animals such as a cow, bird, horse, and dog for readers to guess.
This story promotes creative components of imagination, creative thinking skills, and a different perspective.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because I am a big fan of haiku and solving riddles. These haiku riddles challenge readers to see traditional animals in a different way. Additionally, I love the adorable animal illustrations.
TITLE: Guess Who, Haiku
AUTHOR: Deanna Caswell
ILLUSTRATOR: Bob Shea
PUBLISHER: Abrams Appleseed, 2016
AGE GROUP: 4-7
TOPIC(S): poetry, riddles
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, creative thinking skills, different perspective
1) Write a riddle. Describe the object and what it can and/or cannot do. Here’s an example. I come in different colors and sizes. I am full of holes but I still hold water. What am I?
2) Make a list of springtime items. From your list, write a springtime haiku. When writing Haiku, the first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, and the third line is 5 syllables.
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