Loading, please wait...

Hi, Koo! - by Jon J Muth (Hardcover)

Hi, Koo! - by  Jon J Muth (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
Hi, Koo! - by  Jon J Muth (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
Not in stores
Shipping
Free standard shipping with RedCard
Loading, please wait...

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Age Range: 4-8 years

Book theme: General

Author: Jon J Muth

Language: English

Street Date: February 25, 2014
TCIN: 77264383
UPC: 9780545166683
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-2804

Description

Praise for Hi, Koo!: A Year of Seasons

- 2015 ALA Notable Children's Books List Award Winner

Kirkus Starred Review
Long before photography, poets took to haiku, the poetic equivalent of a snapshot, and painters to the suggestive medium of watercolor to capture the essence of moments in nature.

Caldecott Honoree Muth (Zen Shorts, 2005) employs both, with the help of his playful panda Koo, to present 26 moments through the seasons. Though light in tone and geared toward pre-reader eyes and interests, the mostly outdoor scenes Muth depicts command serious attention from all. The first page simultaneously demonstrates both Muth's adherence to haiku's three-line form rather than its traditional five-seven-five syllabic sequence and his exquisite use of white space. "Autumn, / are you dreaming / of new clothes?" reads the text as Koo reaches up to try to catch a handful of falling leaves. One of the few scenes referencing indoor living hilariously comes in early spring: "too much TV this winter / my eyes are square / let's go Out and play." Two children and Koo stand in front of a large television, the whites of the children's eyes boxed and zombielike and Koo's, two solid black squares. A more reflective, deeply moving spring moment finds the children alone with a book in the woods, Muth's delicate watercolor and subtle inking deftly suggesting the forest's shifting scope.

Throughout, condensed poetic image coupled with spare illustration yields huge effect; in a word, magical.
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Recommended


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

0
No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.