In their fourth book of animal haiku, which began with 2009’s The Cuckoo’s Haiku, Rosen and Fellows pair crisp, contemplative haiku with sumptuous watercolors that reflect the strength and beauty of horses, as well as the bond between the animals and the humans who care for them…It’s a majestic collection that should leave readers spellbound, especially those devoted to horses themselves.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A collection of haiku with a horse theme is paired with watercolors in this picture book…Altogether a fresh and masterful contribution to the genres of both haiku and horse.
Full of light and shadows, the impressionistic watercolor-and-pencil illustrations capture the reflective tone of the verse. Occasionally they also clarify the literal meaning of a poem, enhancing the experience for young readers. This handsome volume of verse will resonate with poetry lovers who dream of horses.
Fellows’s watercolor illustrations reflect seasonal and time changes and depict a lot of movement and expression effortlessly. The artwork even conveys more dramatic moments with ease such as a horse leaping over a hedge. The poems all work together but can also stand alone. A beautifully illustrated collection of haiku for fans of horses and poetry.
—School Library Journal
Luminous watercolor and pencil illustrations complement this wonderful collection of horse haiku.