Written by Dawnine Spivak, Illlustrated By Demi
Many teachers recommend this book as a fun way to introduce children to haiku. Grass Sandals follows some of the life experiences of Basho, one of the most well-known haiku poets of Japan. Basho lived in the 1600’s and loved nature and was even named after a banana tree. When the poet decided to travel, his friends gave him some special gifts, including grass sandals and this book follows his quiet adventures accompanying them with poetry and wonderful Japanese style illustrations by artist, Demi.
What would a day with a monk or a poet in long ago Japan be like? Pick up this book and you’ll see!
A simple retelling of the travels of 17th century Japanese poet, Basho, across his island homeland. The book includes examples of the haiku verses he composed.