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Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons

By Jon J Muth   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545166683 Hardcover
32 Pages | 8.84" x 9.86" | Ages 4 to 8

Caldecott Honoree and New York Times bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons!

Eating warm cookies
on a cold day
is easy

water catches
every thrown stone
skip skip splash

With a featherlight touch and disarming charm, Jon J Muth — and his delightful little panda bear, Koo — challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Hi, Koo

*"In a word, magical." —Kirkus, starred review

*"Marvelous . . . a joyous addendum to the Stillwater books." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"These very short poems, ranging from fresh to poignant to prosaic, are enhanced by the beautiful watercolor-and-ink illustrations on every page." —Booklist

"The poems are deftly aimed at kid experiences . . . and the phrasing is often evocative; additionally . . . Muth's delicate watercolors are triumphant." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Even readers who are not typically interested in poetry will be captivated by Muth's artistry in both words and images." —School Library Journal

"The illustrations are beautifully rendered by Muth in muted colors, with deft brush strokes that suggest the calligraphy of the Far East." —New York Times Book Review

"Muth's watercolors are as clear and translucent as the child-friendly, easily understood haiku, the gentle mood of his paintings perfectly matching the tranquil emotion of the poems . . . young readers may enjoy tracking the "alphabetical path" through the book" —Horn Book

"There are many things to like about Jon J Muth's newest picture book, Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons. From concept to execution, it's a picture book that hits all the right notes . . . It's an outstanding collection of haiku from a fine writer and exquisite illustrator." —Kirkus