What better way to celebrate the new year than to have a book giveaway! It is a haiku book for children and is undoubtedly the most unique and delightful one I have ever seen! It was written by the very talented haiku poet, Kala Ramesh, and comes straight from India (with a slight detour through London.) :)
As far as I know, this book is not available anywhere in North America, and this is the last copy I have so don't miss your chance to own this little gem! It is simply called Haiku and is published by Katha Books.
The deadline to enter is Sunday, January 12th at midnight, Eastern time. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post.
Here are the book details from the back cover:
In this lovely compilation, complete with foldout illustrations, Kala Ramesh presents highly evocative and wildly creative Haiku poems that will light up your child's imagination with joy and wonder. With fragments of colourful world nature, animals and magic that is distinctly Indian, the book is sure to conjure immersive mindscapes that no reader will soon forget.
It also comes with a companion activity book titled My Haiku Moments.
Author bio: Kala Ramesh comes from an artistic South Indian family and believes, as her father is fond of saying, "The soil needs to be fertile for the plant to bloom." Kala feels she owes this poetic streak in her to her mother. She has had extensive training in Hindustani classical music. Indian music has taught her to think within and without the box. A Haiku poet since 2005, Kala is keen to see children in India take to Haiku and its genres, and conducts workshops in the art of Haiku writing in schools.
Illustrator bio: Surabhi Singh is a lively young illustrator and designer from Bijnor, with her ideas curled up inside her curly hair. She revels in caricaturing her family and friends. Haiku is her first ever attempt at illustrating for children.
And to whet your appetites a bit more, here are two of the haiku you will find in this delightful book:
a strong fragrance
of mango dawn
a dragonfly touching
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