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Won Ton and Chopstick

Won Ton and Chopstick

A Cat and Dog Tale Told in Haiku

Lee Wardlaw; Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Won Ton has a happy life with his Boy, until…

Ears perk. Fur prickles.
Belly low, I creep…peek…FREEZE!
My eyes full of Doom.

A new puppy arrives, and nothing will be the same.
Told entirely in haiku and with plenty of catitude, the story of how Won Ton faces down the enemy is a fresh and funny twist on a familiar rivalry.

NCTE Notable Poetry List Book

Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Master List, Arizona Grand Canyon Young Readers Maste

Reviews

Praise for Won Ton and Chopstick

“Young readers who fell in love with Won Ton in Wardlaw and Yelchin's first book, Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku, will enthusiastically welcome this new adventure, and those not yet familiar with the earlier book will likely seek it out.” —Booklist

“A satisfying companion to Won Ton's eponymous first outing.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In this charming sequel, a new puppy threatens the titular feline's idyllic experience in an enjoyable spin on the "adjusting to new baby" theme.” —School Library Journal

“Each haiku is complete in itself, capturing the essence of cat...and together the poems create a whole tale of displacement and eventual mutual understanding.” —The Horn Book

“The poetry is concise and witty...technically deft, and age-accessible. Yelchin's graphite-lined gouache art craftily echoes the verse.” —The Bulletin

“* Will steal the hearts of readers young and old.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

“* [A] celebration of the child-pet bond.” —Booklist, starred review on Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

“* Perfect pussycat poetry.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

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About the author

Lee Wardlaw; Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Lee Wardlaw has published nearly thirty award-winning books for young readers, including Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku and Red, White, and Boom! She lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her family.
Eugene Yelchin is the illustrator of Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku and the author/illustrator of Breaking Stalin's Nose, which earned him a Newbery Honor in 2012. He is also the author/illustrator of Arcady's Goal. He lives with his family in Topanga, California.

Lee Wardlaw

© Thalia Chaltas

Eugene Yelchin

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