Prelutsky, Jack: If Not for the Cat.
Prelutsky, Jack IF NOT FOR THE CAT. Il. by Ted Rand. ISBN 0-060-59677-5. Scarborough, ON: HarperCollins Canada, 2004. 40 pp.
$29.95 (Canada). This book contains 17 haiku poems with beautiful
illustrations of unusual animals. Kids are invited to guess which
animals are in the book. It's appropriate for little kids, but they
may not understand it all because it has some complex words, such as
"scarcity," "undulate," "gelatinously,"
and "astonishing." Younger children will need an adult to
explain some of the concepts. If you're older, around 7, 8, or 9
years old, and you like poetry, you will like this book. Ages 4-8.
Reviewed by Matthew Watada, age 11, Toronto, ON