Hi Koo! by Jon Muth Book Review

Hi Koo! A Year of Seasons by Jon Muth
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: February 25, 2014

It is said that poetry is a dying art form, but I think the one place that it still thrives is within picture books. The poetry form of Haiku though, is a rarity indeed. Hi Koo is a beautiful picture book that transverses the seasons along with one of Muth's signature pandas. Each page and verse highlights a different letter of the alphabet. The ideas within the story are simple enough for a young child to understand and yet told in a way that is both lovely and complex. It is what I would typically refer to as a "quiet book", but sometimes it is the quiet ones that speak the loudest.