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Won Ton – A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
has a companion...

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

Written by Lee Wardlaw
Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

Henry Holt & Company Books for Young Readers
$17.99/Ages 4 and up/ISBN 978-0-8050-9987-4

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

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

…a new (gasp!) puppy arrives,
and now nothing will ever be the same…


Teacher’s Guide
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."

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