and Other Poems for Dog Lovers
Format: Hardcover, 56 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4499-4 (0-7636-4499-4)
Pub Date: September 13, 2011
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A deft (and dog-loving) poet teams up with a Caldecott-winning artist in a fun, fetching haiku collection for anyone who's ever loved a dog.
A corgi dozes with paws in the air. A bloodhound burrows into a scent. A border collie tracks a herd of cows. A wagging spaniel leaps for joy. In simple, charming haiku, poet Michael J. Rosen portrays twenty beloved dog breeds, from the pug to the Dalmatian to the golden retriever. Complete with interesting facts about each breed and illustrated with Mary Azarian's striking woodcuts, this keepsake volume is sure to set any dog lover's tail a-wagging.
Pooches large and small, common and rare abound in this glorious collection of haiku...brilliant in every way: poetically, visually-the Tao of dogginess!
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Each poem is spot-on both in terms of poetic excellence and insight into unique characteristics of the diverse canines...truly, a dog treat to be savored.
—Library Media Connection (starred review)
Michael J. Rosen has written and edited some ninety books for children and adults, including THE CUCKOO'S HAIKU AND OTHER BIRDING POEMS, illustrated by Stan Fellows, and CHANUKAH LIGHTS, illustrated and paper-engineered by Robert Sabuda. Many of his books, such as THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, and MY DOG! A KIDS' GUIDE TO KEEPING A HAPPY AND HEALTHY PET are inspired by his lifelong experience with animals, whether as a college zoology major, a bird-watcher, or a dog trainer. Michael J. Rosen lives on one hundred forested acres in central Ohio.
Mary Azarian has illustrated many books for children, including SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, which won the Caldecott Medal. Her fine-art woodcuts and stationery are instantly recognizable and beloved by collectors everywhere. Mary Azarian lives in Vermont.
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