Review: Spi-Ku

Author: Leslie Bulion
Illustrator: Robert Megnanck
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing
Ages 8-12

This web has a few bugs in it.

The pros:

  • It’s a book about spiders!
  • There are great illustrations.
  • It has lots of different poems, and some are really good.
  • It has interesting, detailed facts, collected in one place, about spiders.

The cons:

  • It tries to do too much (not strictly a haiku book).
  • It has too much information for kids — not quite an encyclopedia, not quite a reference book)
  • Poem types are not identified.

Example I liked:

Southern House Spider

giving up
one pudgy velvet leg–
no problem

seven-legged escape
leaves predator holding
a tasty morsel

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My thanks to Peachtree Publishing for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.

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