Brian P. Cleary
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  If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by Andy Rowland
Millbrook Press / Lerner
grades 2 to 5
Haiku Poems
Lantern Poems
If It Rains Pancakes: Haiku and Lantern Poems

What is a haiku? It sounds like a sneeze. And isn’t a lantern a light source? Actually, they are two types of ancient Japanese poetry. Author Brian P. Cleary explains how each form works—and shows how these little poems can contain big surprises!

If It Rains Pancakes is packed with poems to make you chuckle, puzzle, and ponder. And when you’ve finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own haiku and lanterns!

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