Also, if you haven't read my "C is for canola" post, you should—you could WIN a set of all 15 of the Superman Duffy graphic novels, signed by the author. It's a massive prize, and to enter is simple. Read more here.
E is for Errand Boy
Okay, so my "E" post is a bit of a cheat, because the actual title of this Superman Duffy graphic novel is actually 5-7-5 Errand Boy. But maybe it's fitting since April is also Poetry Month, and the 5-7-5 in the title are representative of a special kind of poem—the haiku.
If you've never read or written a haiku before, essentially it's a three-line poem that follows a special format. The first line has five syllables, the second has seven, and the third has five again. It's a little harder than it sounds, but the author of the Superman Duffy books figured it out because there are several haikus throughout the book—mostly in the form of sending (cartoon) me out for chores. ON. MY. BIRTHDAY.
I know, right?
I have to admit, it's a fun little adventure, and it has a great surprise ending. Plus, if you're just learning about haikus in class—we started working on them last year, but I think we're writing more for Poetry Month—then it's a good way to get used to the rhythm. Hey, it could be worse—in one of the Superman Duffy graphic novels, my mom sings to Chase. I hope her cartoon voice is better than her real one!
Gotta jet! Thanks for sticking with me for the challenge. If you're doing it too, leave your link in the comments and I'll drop by your blog. See you tomorrow for "F"—be prepared to step back in time. <grin>
~ Chase Superman Duffy