Sunday, November 20, 2011

quick bl-aikus (blog haikus)

Here are some bl-aikus, or blog haikus, for some fabulous new picture books. Enjoy.

I'm a shark, you know.
Not afraid of anything.
Well, except spiders!

I'M A SHARK by Bob Shea. Balzer and Bray, 2011. <583>

Amanda has an
Alligator, her friend.
He cost seven cents!

HOORAY FOR AMANDA AND HER ALLIGATOR by Mo Willems. Balzer and Bray, 2011. <584>

Fun with Dude and friends
In a parody you'll love.
Basals move over.

DUDE: FUN WITH DUDE AND BETTY by Lisa Pliscou with illustrations by Tom Dunne. Harper, 2011. <585>

Construction crew here
Making room for a new house.
Maybe it is yours?

CONSTRUCTION CREW by Lynn Meltzer with illustrations by Carrie Eko-Burgess. Holt, 2011. <586>

Thirteen nights of fun
And some scary stuff mixed in
Great for sing alongs.

13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN by Guy Vasilovich. Harper, 2011. <587>


  1. Your pithy reviews
    Add more to my to-read pile
    Growing by the day!

  2. My four year old niece says almost the exact blurb you posted with I'm a Shark, only her's begins with "I'm a big girl"... I will head out to B & N over the break to purchase that book!

  3. How clever to use a haiku as a review tool. Picture books are some of my favorites since people love them no matter how old you are. I look forward to checking these out.

  4. Dude, Fun with Dude and Betty sounds like fun. Very Dick and Jane. :)

  5. Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator sounds like an exciting book. My students at school enjoy reading books about alligators along with sharks. Thanks for recommending these.

  6. I am afraid of sharks, and spiders!

  7. These books sound great. I would like to read these to my kinder students. They would really enjoy Amanda & Her Alligator.

  8. 13 Nights of Halloween reminds me of The Nightmare Before Christmas just by looking at the cover.

  9. I really enjoy the titles of books you recommend to read. Should keep us busy in trying to keep up with all these great books. It's nice to read these books and know what is out there to purchase for our students and children of our own.