Won Ton

Won Ton

A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

eBook - 2011
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Nice place they got here. Bed. Bowl. Blankie. Just like home! Or so I've been told. Visiting hours! Yawn. I pretend not to care. Yet ђ́ؤ I sneak a peek. So begins this beguiling tale of a wary shelter cat and the boy who takes him home.Sometimes funny, sometimes touching, this adoption story, told entirely in haiku, is unforgettable.
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9781429991056
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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JCLChristiH Feb 27, 2014

STEAM Activity (Art - Poetry): Teach your Child how to write a Haiku.

http://imaginationsoup.net/2010/11/teach-your-child-how-to-write-a-haiku/

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Oct 26, 2012

A spirited little story that couldn’t be simpler, the first person narrative of a feline in a new home is told entirely in haikus. With plenty of things to love for poetry and cat lovers alike, Won Ton takes an old form and renders it furry.

lms Feb 04, 2012

a good message for children

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librarypirate
Mar 09, 2011

If you love cats, or love Haiku or both you MUST read this book. Delightful! Great for preschooler and parents (fun for adults) to read together, excellent use of language, good practice in storytelling and prediction skills.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Oct 26, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Oct 26, 2012

Split into little unnumbered chapters (“The Shelter”, “The Choosing”, etc.) we hear the tale of a cat named Won Ton (though that’s not his “read” name, mind). A shelter kitty, Won Ton is adopted by a nice boy and goes off to start a new life. For a cat there are plenty of things to explore and figure out. There’s the couch that makes for an excellent scratching post and the moths that make for “a dusty snack”. In the end, Won Ton makes it clear that he’s not his boy’s cat. The boy is his boy. And finally, “ ‘Good night, Won Ton,’ you / whisper. Boy it’s time you knew: / My name is Haiku.”

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Oct 26, 2012

“Letmeoutletme / outletmeoutletmeout. / Wait – let me back in!”

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