Betsy Snyder's I Haiku You is 32 pages of complete charm and cuteness! This picture book contains a collection of the sweetest and most addicting haikus ever. If you aren't familiar with the haiku, it is a Japanese form of poetry that usually contains 17 syllables in three lines (5, 7, 5).Snyder's haikus in this book are all a celebration of love, friendship, family, and fun. Snyder writes with an endearing and lyrical voice that will captivate and enchant young readers and gown-ups alike. When writing haikus, every word and syllable must be carefully chosen and each and every word Snyder has chosen is utter perfection. These little poems are seriously the epitome of adorableness and I want to memorize them all!And each haiku is accompanied by Snyder's fabulous illustrations! The bright, colorful watercolor-like pictures are eye-catching, but not too busy for little readers' eyes and attentions. The pictures feature a wide variety of characters (different skin colors, hair colors, features, etc) and fun scenes. These are simple, but really beautiful pictures. I really loved everything about this sweet, short book and can't wait to read it to my niece. I Haiku You will appeal to the tiniest book lover and make poetry lovers out of anyone. I highly recommend it! It would make a fabulous baby shower gift or a gift for any occasion just to say “I Haiku You!”. I loved it so much I wrote a haiku to express my lurve...Sweet pictures, sweet wordsWill make you smile a lotRead this book...ok?!