Haiku - My Haiku Moments
Kala Ramesh
Surabhi Singh
age group: 
7+ yrs
Number of pages: 
poetry Haiku
picture book, fiction

This is a set of two books for children on the art of writing Haiku.

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which has three or fewer lines and not more than 17 syllables. The lines do not rhyme but they flow in a rhythm. ‘Haiku’ is a 3-dimensional foldout book which flows and curls like a poetry. This springy and sprightly book is a delightful reading of nature, written in Japanese form but with Indian images.

‘My Haiku Moments’ is an engaging activity book that explains the form, structure, language and subject used in writing Haiku. It gives simple tips and tasks to get started. The writer and illustrator have come together to create a lyrical and visual wonder of work. The result is a poetic and artistic flow of words and colours.

Definitely a joy to read and behold! Ind

Reviewed by Ruhi Gurjar