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Won-Ton by Lee Wardlaw
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Oct 24, 11

bookshelves: animals, ncbla, poetry
Read in October, 2011

A cat waits in a shelter, somewhat impatiently, for the right person to come along. Although he acts as though he doesn't care about whether he is selected for adoption, clearly he does. The story of his adoption, journey home, and settling in are told in a series of senryu, a form especially suited to the personality of the cat called Won Ton--or is it Haiku? Some of the poems are funny while others touch the heart as boy and cat fall in love. The goauche and graphite illustrations show the curiously playful nature of the cat and add to the pleasure of reading the poems with their perfect phrasings: "Prickle-puffed, I hiss:/ Ssscat!" (unpaginated). I laughed at the cat's insistence on being let out, and then let in.
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