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Haiku and "Hi, Koo!"

The Haiku is an ancient form of poetry defined as:

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The beautiful book with a similar-sounding name is Jon J. 49 more words

Picture Books

A Family of Poems

A Family of Poems
My Favorite Poetry for Children

by Caroline Kennedy
Paintings by Jon J Muth
Hyperion Books for Children, 2005

A collection of classic and new poems, short and long, descriptions of moments and lifetimes. 79 more words

Ages 4-8

Thoughtful Picture Books by Jon J. Muth

Today I thought I’d share a few of my favorite picture books by the writer and illustrator Jon J. Muth.  There are four that feature a gentle giant panda named Stillwater.   663 more words

Books And The Literary Life

Zen Shorts

Written and Illustrated by Jon J. Muth Scholastic Press, 2005 Awards: Caldecott Honor

“Michael! There’s a bear outside!” said Karl.

The plot in a nutshell:

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Caldecott Honor

Sharing Stone Soup - part two

If you read my last blog post you know we have been enjoying the traditional tale of Stone Soup, focusing on Jon J. Muth’s quiet and endearing retelling.   431 more words

Sharing Stone Soup - part one

With Chinese New Year approaching in just over a week, I have been reflecting on great children’s literature based in Chinese history and culture. Chinese New Year 2015 is February 19, the Year of the Goat. 756 more words

Weekly sense 32


“This morning’s sunlight
gathering apples
and a boy,” said Koo.

Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth