LITERATURE
Salas, Laura Purdie

Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Mercè López. Divided into four sections by season, these "riddle-ku" poems use innovative language to represent something traditionally associated with each one. (For back-to-school in fall, for example: what is "a yellow train / carrying thoughts from your brain / to the waiting page?" A pencil.) In addition to helping readers solve the puzzles, the supporting acrylic and digital illustrations capture movement and texture through strong lines and seasonal hues.

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