Won Ton and Chopstick: A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku

Won Ton and Chopstick

In Won Ton and Chopstick:  A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw and illustrated by Eugene Yelchin, created an ingenious way to explore the challenges of a puppy introduced to the old pet, a cat.  The illustrations evoke the jealousy of the cat and silly innocence of the puppy.  The rhythm of haiku compliments the overall story.  It’s hard to pick a favorite among these expressive and entertaining poems.  Here’s a small taste from this outstanding book.

Puthimoutputhim
outputhimoutputhim — wait!
I said him, not me!

A remarkable introduction to big words with understandable context clues… suspicion, altercation, banishment, adjustment, vindication and harmony.

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