Thursday, April 07, 2011

WON TON: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in HaikuI loved Andrew Clements' book DOGKU and so did my students.  DOGKU is a story about a dog who finds a new home.  Each page is told in Haiku and the Haiku work together to tell a story.  So, I was thrilled to see a new book that is similar called WON TON: A CAT TALE TOLD IN HAIKU by Lee Wardlaw.  This is the story of a cat--told from the cat's perspective.  He starts the story from a shelter and is quickly adopted by a young boy. The story shares the joys and stresses of moving in with a new family and the relationships between the cat and his new family.  There are parts in the story that are more serious and others that are humorous.  The shape of the book and the colorful illustrations add to story. A fun addition to any poetry collection and a great companion to Dogku.

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