Kiyoshi's Walk

Kiyoshi's Walk

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Where do poems come from? This beautiful picture book about a young aspiring poet and his grandfather shows that the answer lies all around us--if we take the time to look.After Kiyoshi watches his grandfather, Eto, compose his delicate haiku, he wonders out loud: Where do poems come from? His grandfather answers by taking him on a walk through their city, where they see a cat perched on a hill of oranges; hear the fluttering of wings; imagine what's behind a tall wall; and discuss their walk, with each incident inspiring a wonderful new haiku from Eto. As Kiyoshi discovers that poems come from the way the world outside of us meets the world within each of us, he also finds the courage to write a haiku of his own. This lovely book will speak to any reader who treasures poetry, city life, grandparents, or the beauty of the everyday.

Title:Kiyoshi's Walk
ISBN:9781620149584
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    Kiyoshi's Walk Reviews

  • Hannah

    This is the absolute loveliest story....

  • Stephanie Bange

    A wonderful inter-generational story about writing poetry.Kiyoshi watches as his grandfather paints a haiku poem he has written. Kiyoshi asks him where he draws his inspiration from, so his grandfathe...

  • Tasha

    Kiyoshi’s grandfather Eto is a poet who writes poetry with brush and ink. Kiyoshi wishes that he could write poems too. When he asks his grandfather where poems come from, the two set off on a walk ...

  • Debra

    Where do poems come from? In this picture book a simple question from a grandchild to his grandfather, becomes a glorious focus on small moments in our lives. Illustrated beautifully by Nicole Wong, t...

  • Melissa Mcavoy

    On a simple, yet inspiring walk a grandfather answers a boy's question - ‘where do poems come from?’ Whether you intend to write haiku or not, this is the perfect book to read before taking a walk...

  • Jessica Furtado

    A beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating poetry, specifically Haiku. Educators may find this a nice introduction for teaching the art of Haiku to elementary students, and children may think ...

  • Mia

    A cute story that unfolds between a Grandfather and his Grandson. Kiyoshi learns that poems come from everything in the world, everything within you, and everything in between. He observes his Grandfa...

  • Reagan Smith

    Kiyoshi's walk is a beautiful story that takes him on an adventure with his grandfather who is a poet. Where do poems come from? In this poetic masterpiece, Kiyoshi is able to find that poems come fro...

  • Beverly

    Possible contender for the Mock Caldecott Awards in January 2022. A young boy questions his grandfather about writing poems and they go for an educational walk that gives them the inspiration to write...

  • Jessie

    The grandson of a poet asks where poets come from, and the two go on a walk, occasionally stopping to write poems. With each stop, the grandson expands his idea of where poems come from.About art and ...