Friday, August 10, 2007


Haicooo: Little Poems for Children is the first in a series of children's books written by Forrest Greenslade and illustrated by Kathryn Armstrong.

Haicooo: Little Poems for Children is the creation of Kathryn Armstrong and her father Forrest Greenslade. Kathryn is a communications designer and artist. Forrest is a writer and sculptor. Kathryn was creating a series of animal illustrations for a hospital pediatrics department, when Forrest just couldn't help himself and jotted down a silly haiku about one of them. Father and daughter agreed that this would be a great way to introduce children to the joy of poetry. Incidentally, Kathryn had a nearly one-year old daughter (Nicole Alexandra) at the time.

"We hope that parents, grand parents and friends will show these pictures and read these poems to small children, and use them to initiate a life-long engagement for kids with art and poetry. Hopefully, older children will read them themselves, and even write poems of their own. Please feel free to copy and share them with friends and family."

Proceeds from the sale of Haicooo benefit the NICU at Lehigh Valley Hospital. You can buy our Haicooo book at

Stop back often to see new poems and to preview Haicooo Goes to the Zooo.

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