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Nice place they got here.
Bed. Bowl. Blankie. Just like home!
Or so I've been told.
Yawn. I pretend not to care.
Yet -- 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.
A Look Inside Won Ton
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To: "Naptime! Begone, oh fancy pad. I prefer these socks. they smell of you." :-)
Lee has captured the essence of cat-liness in delightful verse, and the gorgeous evocative paintings match the story with clever, humorous, and touching illustrations.
The repeated joke throughout the book are the haikus that go, "Letmeoutletme / outletmeoutletmeout. / Wait - let me back in!"
My students loved it! Nice intro to this poetry form. It even has a sweet and simple story line. And the human is a boy...additional hook.Published 4 months ago by swickwire
My daughter got this as a gift when she was 2, and she just adores it and so do we. She 4.5 now and still consistently asks to be read this book. Clever with great illustrations. Read morePublished 14 months ago by J.M.
One of the most creative children's books. It makes one appreciate haiku
and the author who came up with the idea. I'll loo for more of his/her works.
This was over my son's head when I first read it to him, but he caught enough of it to ask for it over and over. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ravana
Someone gave it to me after I told them of how cats tell me their names. They will tell anyone if they listen close enough, which this book points out in a poetic way. Read morePublished 17 months ago by zentrainer
This adorable tale reminds me of every kitty I've ever met. Haiku is the perfect medium for exposing children to poetry.Published 20 months ago by Erin
I bought this book for my niece last year, after being deeply charmed by the regal main character, a shelter cat who finds himself lording over his new home. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kate London
I had to buy this for myself since I can't keep it in at the library. Even the kids who normally don't like cats loved Won Ton.Published on March 26, 2013 by Ann West LaPrise