The Hound Dog's Haiku by Michael J. Rosen
and Other Poems for Dog Lovers

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A deft (and dog-loving) poet teams up with a Caldecott-winning artist in a fun, fetching haiku collection for anyone who's ever loved a dog.

A corgi dozes with paws in the air. A bloodhound burrows into a scent. A border collie tracks a herd of cows. A wagging spaniel leaps for joy. In simple, charming haiku, poet Michael J. Rosen portrays twenty beloved dog breeds, from the pug to the Dalmatian to the golden retriever. Complete with interesting facts about each breed and illustrated with Mary Azarian's striking woodcuts, this keepsake volume is sure to set any dog lover's tail a-wagging.

About Michael J. Rosen

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Michael J. Rosen has written and edited some ninety books for children and adults, including THE CUCKOO'S HAIKU AND OTHER BIRDING POEMS, illustrated by Stan Fellows, and CHANUKAH LIGHTS, illustrated and paper-engineered by Robert Sabuda. Many of his books, such as THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, and MY DOG! A KIDS' GUIDE TO KEEPING A HAPPY AND HEALTHY PET are inspired by his lifelong experience with animals, whether as a college zoology major, a bird-watcher, or a dog trainer. Michael J. Rosen lives on one hundred forested acres in central Ohio. Mary Azarian has illustrated many books for children, including SNOWFLAKE BENTLEY, which won the Caldecott Medal. Her fine-art woodcuts and stationery are instantly recognizable and beloved by collectors everywhere. Mary Azarian lives in Vermont.
Published September 13, 2011 by Candlewick. 56 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A telling example is the colorful Old English Sheepdog: “dog day before noon: / cool sun warming your left side / dog day afternoon…” Other snapshots, like the Parson Russell Terrier, “elbow-deep in dirt” with “nothing to bury but hours,” and Miniature Schnauzer, “the one hieroglyph / that appear...

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In this companion to The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Birding Poems, Rosen explores the characteristics of 20 dog breeds through rich, contemplative imagery.

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“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.

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