Won-Ton

Won-Ton

A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

Book - 2010
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A cat arrives at a shelter, arranges to go home with a good family, and settles in with them, all the while letting them know who is boss and, finally, sharing his real name.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2010
ISBN: 9780805089950
Branch Call Number: 811.54 WAR 2010
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Yelchin, Eugene

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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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