If It Rains Pancakes
Haiku and Lantern Poems
From the Series Poetry Adventures
What is a haiku? It sounds like a sneeze. And isn’t a lantern a light source? Actually, they are two types of ancient Japanese poetry. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how each form works—and shows how these little poems can contain big surprises!
If It Rains Pancakes is packed with poems to make you chuckle, puzzle, and ponder. And when you’ve finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own haiku and lanterns!
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.1|
- Illinois Monarch Award Nominee
Library Media Connection
“Lower grade teachers can use this title as a fun read-aloud, while middle and upper grade teachers can employ the book to instruct students on the two poetry forms and to assign their students assignments to create poems themselves.” —Library Media Connection
School Library Journal
“The poetry in both sections varies from thoughtful to silly. . . . The explanatory texts provide clear instructions and encouragement for readers creating their own poems.” —School Library Journal
“Wonderfully crafted and illustrated: a delightful, effective primer for budding poets.” —starred, Kirkus Reviews
“[T]his will be welcomed by classrooms studying poetry.”—Booklist
Author: Brian P. Cleary
Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
Illustrator: Andy Rowland
While studying for a degree in Manchester, Andy Rowland accepted his first drawing award, the MacMillan Children's Book Prize. Years later, he has more than twenty published books to his name. He lives in England.