Hard pass. The illustrations make me really uncomfortable—something about the size of the faces and the composition, plus the over saturation of the colors. Not a fan. And this text! Have you ever thought about how it might be vaguely problematic how often haiku are removed from their Japanese roots and become playthings in classrooms (I am oversimplifying)? Here’s the result of that. These “poems” are the weakest excuses for a haiku. They don’t tell a good story OR respect poetry. Fail.
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