with connections to the Common Core
by Marcie Colleen
Features: How to make a Haiku Mini Book; Haiku by You!; Cats vs. Dogs wristbands;
Instructions for folding an origami cat and pup.
Advance praise for WON TON AND CHOPSTICK…
Kirkus: “Wardlaw’s fine feline phrasing again pairs neatly with Yelchin’s watercolor-and-pencil illustrations. Both capture the canine and the feline in this fresh take on the ‘new puppy in a cat’s house’ tale. A satisfying companion to Won Ton’s eponymous first outing.”
School Library Journal: “Abundant wordplay and comic elements makes this an enjoyable read-aloud. A wide audience of readers will be cheering Won Ton’s return. Charming…”
Booklist: "Wardlaw’s humorous poems are further enhanced by Yelchin’s delightful, expressionistic illustrations. 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."
Booktopia: "This sequel to the award-winning Won Ton is a brilliantly crafted, archly funny, and an entirely universal tale of adoption and siblinghood."
The Horn Book: "Yelchin’s illustrations depict with sensitivity and humor the sleek gray cat’s initial fear and horror alongside the roly-poly brown puppy…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."