Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons by Jon Muth

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Jon Muth, a Caldecott Honor illustrator, treats us again with his latest book, Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons. The book features the return of his lovable panda named Koo. Here Koo and two young children play their way through the seasons.

The text is written in haiku, capturing moments in time with Koo and his playmates. An alphabet path is woven through each of the haiku as winter follows fall and spring becomes summer.

Inspired by his own twins, Muth’s delicate watercolors express childlike delight, discovery, and concentration. A great gift book for young children and a good addition to any poetry collection. Ages 4-8. (Scholastic)

About the Author

Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal.