The Hound Dog's Haiku: and Other Poems for Dog Lovers
“You won’t be disappointed—and your tail will be wagging all the way home.”
The Hound Dog’s Haiku and Other Poems for Dog Lovers is an adorable poetry book that masters simplicity and gives it a kick with style.
Complete with facts about every dog breed mentioned, this book is perfect for learning and having fun with canine facts. Mary Azarian’s legendary illustrations fit flawlessly with Michael J. Rosen’s words, creating a surprisingly stunning read.
A Parson Russell Terrier gets down and dirty on one page: “Elbow deep in dirt, Nothing to bury but hours, Holes are the treasure.” Young readers will want to read this book for hours, and parents will also like sharing it with their kids. Children will connect the pictures of the dogs with the facts about them in the back of the book, and get to know a bit of each pup’s personality along with it, courtesy of the author’s well-worded haikus.
Portraying each dog in its most comfortable and suitable environment, Mary Azarian contributes more than greatly to the success of The Hound Dog’s Haiku.
Michael J. Rosen and Ms. Azarian complement each other’s skills, making for a fluid book experience page by page, earning it an overall nine out of ten! If you’re a dog lover looking for a short but sweet entertaining read, pick up a copy for sure. You won’t be disappointed—and your tail will be wagging all the way home.