Guyku – A Year of Haiku For Boys

GUYKU A Year of Haiku for Boys

By Written by Bob Raczka Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Published in 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

48 pages -ages 4-9

I first read about this book on Alex Arthun’s blog The Librarianista and I thought

“Hey, I am a guy

 and I like to write Haiku

I need to read this”

 So, I decided to review Guyku – In Haiku!!!

It goes from spring to

winter, with poems for each

season. You’d like it.

It has great haikus.

About losing grasshoppers

to counting snowflakes!

I hope you liked my

review. Why don’t you try to

write a GUYKU too?

The illustrations are as great as the Haikus in the book. It is fun to read and think of your own haiku. So even though the book is called Guyku, I think girls would like it too. In fact Mr. Raczka and Mr. Reynolds challenge girls to write Guykus, too (or Galkus). You should check out the website – it’s way cool. You can submit your Guykus, there’s a cool club, downloadable stuff and instructions to write Guykus!!!! Click HERE to go to the Guyky website! It’s a great way to introduce kids to poetry!

I give this book 4 out of 5 book worms!

Categories: Age 1-5, Age 6-9, Good Books

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4 replies

  1. GALkus are better
    As they say Girls rule boys drool
    unless they’re your Dad

  2. OK here is my GUYku

    I climb up a tree
    The branches hide me so well
    My Mom can’t find me

  3. Sounds like a very good book. I never was good at writing haikus though. Too many rules. lol

  4. Thanks for the shout out! Be sure to “Like” the Guyku page on Facebook at, and share more haiku with us!

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