Styling Librarian: Won-Ton + Poetry Appreciation
Animal Fiction Haiku Heaven
Never have I seen a new book so perfectly meld with an older favorite of mine as I’ve seen with Won-Ton and Dogku. Wow. You have an animal waiting in a shelter in both books, you have each beautifully illustrated page partnered with a beautiful Haiku, a touching story of animals adjusting to life after adoption, and a wonderful heartwarming conclusion in both books.
I am so excited to share both of these books with that animal-human companion connection made. I cannot wait to celebrate haiku poetry with these two books. Won-Ton tugged at my heart because it felt so realistic with the mistakes that the cat made after adjusting to home and also how ownership was clarified. So beautiful. Also, I love Dogku because of the anxiety the dog has to whether he will be part of a “forever” family vs. whether he will be brought back to the shelter and also because his excitement over children coming home from school is palpable.
I love these two books.
I am a huge fan of Andrew Clements. Ever since I read The Kid in the Red Jacket and Frindle years ago, I’ve been promoting his books. I highly recommend each fabulous story. Lee Wardlaw is quite the prolific balanced genre author as well! What talented authors the world can enjoy!
I love that others also find the combination of Won-Ton and Dogku beautiful:
There are other brilliant children’s picture books with Haiku as a focus, perhaps that’s for another post.
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