Praise for Hi, Koo
* "In a word, magical." -Kirkus, starred review
* "Marvelous . . . a joyous addendum to the Stillwater books."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review
"These very short poems, ranging from fresh to poignant to
prosaic, are enhanced by the beautiful watercolor-and-ink
illustrations on every page." -Booklist
"The poems are deftly aimed at kid experiences . . . and the
phrasing is often evocative; additionally . . . Muth''s delicate
watercolors are triumphant." -Bulletin of the Center for
"Even readers who are not typically interested in poetry will be
captivated by Muth''s artistry in both words and images."
-School Library Journal
"The illustrations are beautifully rendered by Muth in muted
colors, with deft brush strokes that suggest the calligraphy of the
Far East." -New York Times Book Review
"Muth''s watercolors are as clear and translucent as the
child-friendly, easily understood haiku, the gentle mood of his
paintings perfectly matching the tranquil emotion of the poems...
young readers may enjoy tracking the "alphabetical path" through
the book" -Horn Book
"There are many things to like about Jon J Muth''s newest
picture book, Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons. From concept to
execution, it''s a picture book that hits all the right notes...
It''s an outstanding collection of haiku from a fine writer and
exquisite illustrator." -Kirkus