Mad Martha’s Haiku Review: Jon Klassen’s Classics

Mad Martha here…while reflecting on my Odes to Authors, a brilliant idea flashed through my head. A stupendous, marvellous idea that hurled itself out from the depths of my brain, begging to find audience! A Haiku Review….a book review in seventeen syllables! Inconceivable! Flushed with the anticipation of my wondrous invention, I slipped to the keyboard to let my unique idea find voice….only to find that others – nay, multitudes of others – had already had this idea. Swathes of blogs and websites make it their business to peddle this idea from moment to moment.  I was not as unique as I thought.

Yet I would not allow my spirit to be crushed!

And so I present to you a haiku review of Jon Klassen’s modern classics: I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat.

Sweet retribution

for crimes against millinery.

Justice has been served.

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14 thoughts on “Mad Martha’s Haiku Review: Jon Klassen’s Classics

    • You could always borrow it from the library! I must admit, neither of them have found a permanent home on my shelf yet, but they are easily in my top ten favourite picture books of all time.

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  1. The internet makes us all little fish in a big pond, with little ability to feel unique. There’s always someone else who has done everything. I’m glad you didn’t let it stop you from writing your review in haiku.

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  2. Why I believe you have found your voice. Your voice is quite distinct and a joy to read. I can hear your voice in my ear while reading your haiku. I love your picture also, I just hate to see you so sad.

    I am visiting you from the Kid Lit Hop. I am a co-hostess. I hope knowing we are connecting through the hop will cheer you up. I have not seen you at my site for a while. I guess it is because you look so sad. Rhythm stops by and I thought you and he were a pair. My mistake. Well, please get happy.

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