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Styling Librarian: Won-Ton + Poetry Appreciation

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Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw
http://www.leewardlaw.com/
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Dogku by Andrew Clements
http://www.andrewclements.com/

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:

http://www.teachmentortexts.com/2012/02/won-ton-cat-tale-told-in-haiku.html#axzz1vTpq5Zfj

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2011/04/won-ton-cat-tale-told-in-haiku.html

There are other brilliant children’s picture books with Haiku as a focus, perhaps that’s for another post.

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3 comments on “Styling Librarian: Won-Ton + Poetry Appreciation

  1. Ms. Lee Wardlaw
    May 23, 2012

    Thank you for the purr-fect comments on my book! What’s interesting is that I wrote Won Ton and sold it to Holt before I knew about Dogku. Not sure how I missed it, as I love Andrew Clements and I thought I’d done a lot of research re: other haiku picture books, but it’s definitely one of my favs now. You’re right: the two books together make lovely companions. =^..^= Best fishes, Lee

    • The Styling Librarian
      May 24, 2012

      Thank you, I was curious and wondered when you found out about the perfect fit. I was pretty excited. The loveliest of companions, books.

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