Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Won-ton: a cat tale told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw



Grades: 3-6

Committee Annotation: A skeptical shelter cat finally finds a home with the perfect boy. Typical in senryu (a form of haiku) with expressive illustrations; this whole literary package is heartwarming and unforgettable.

Author website: http://www.leewardlaw.com/

94 comments:

  1. This book made some of us think, but we enjoyed it a lot. Some students were not big fans because they did not like to read poetry. The illustrations were bright, creative and beautiful!
    This book was really awesome and funny in some parts. We recommend this book to all poetry lovers.

    Mrs. V.'s 5th grade students
    Deering Middle School
    West Warwick

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  2. We really loved and enjoyed reading Won Ton. Not everyone thought it was the best but the pictures of the cat were very creative. We recommend this book to anyone who likes poetry.

    Mrs. V.'s 5th grade students
    Deering Middle School
    West Warwick

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  3. Won-Ton is a really fun and creative way to show feeling and expressions to kids who dont yet get it. my class thought it was a super great book. though we did have a few disagreements about the book but by the end of the time we all agreed that the book was a great success. you all should read won-ton and judge for yourself!

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  4. This book is about a homeless cat that gets adopted. The part in the book that really stood out for me was the ending when you find out the cat's real name. I think this book is great because in the beginning it is a mystery what the cat's name is and in the end it is a surprise. This book would be EXCELLENT for a cat lover.

    Madison W. Gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick, RI

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  5. I never knew this before but jolly show jolly good show!!! oh 1 more thing this is from Zack N. man i'm nerdy. go big show !!!

    Im in west war wick and i attend green bush school.

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  6. I like the haikus.
    I love cats and other pets.
    Do you like haikus?

    P.S. That was a haiku! :)
    -sunnyset

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  7. This is a good book.It reminds me of a show.Does anyone like this?


    Sincerely,
    TheGamingTurtle

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  8. The book was really cute. I totally recommend it :DDD

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  9. I liked that the book was in haiku it remained me of whan i got my cat scoody what did the book remained you of?


    TONY HAWK

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  10. I liked how this was written in haiku. This cat reminds me of my own cat. Does anyone else have a cat?

    justinbieber

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    1. I have a cat named Sophie. She is grey.

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  11. I liked when he couldn't make up his mind when he wanted to go in and out of the car.

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  12. I really liked the twist at the end of the story when you find out Won Ton's real name. My cat is just like Won Ton when he sees the dog in the yard and hisses at it. Did you like how the whole story was written in haiku?


    -Katniss13

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  13. Hi, i really like Won Ton's real name. I've read a book similar to this one but the book was about a dog. How did everyone else like the book?


    bubbles123

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    1. bubbles123

      I loved the book. It was the best book ever. Does anybody else like it?

      GO56218

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  14. i liked the way the book was written and the humor in it.my dog doesnt like to come in or out like that.what do you like better cats or dogs?

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  15. The book was cool with the haikus. My aunt's cat is like Won Ton. Who likes cats more than dogs?

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  16. I loved how the cat has a very funny personality. Also this is a very funny book. My grandma has a cat and she knees your stomach before she curls up on your chest or stomach. Do you think that Won Tons's family will buy a new cat or dog and Won Ton will have a new friend?


    followyourheart

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  17. i liked the cats personality the cat is kind of like me when i cant make my mind up. What did you people think of the book ? What can you relate to in the book?

    hopeful96

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  18. I like when they say let me in let me in let me in,wait let me out. I like this book because I like cats. What was your favorite part? color blast

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  19. I Liked The Kitty-Cat. It was cute and funny!My cat (Sarah) plays with my toes when im sleeping just like Won Ton or Haiku.Also Does anyone here have cats? I do,I have three And one was a street cat from Riyadh,Saudi Arabia, thats East of Egypt its pretty much a dessert there!

    ~I♥LouisTomlinson

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  20. I like the cats name its cool. Do you like cats or dogs better? I like dogs better, but i do love this book.


    candycane21

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  21. I enjoyed the book because it was presented in haiku throughout the entire book, and I also thought the book had an impecable ending. It's funny because my cat Daisy sleeps in my room and during the night she crawls onto my bed, kneads at my stomach and ends up falling asleep. In a way they're a little bit alike! What do you think was the best part of the book?

    beautyandabeat

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  22. I liked how it was in Haiku and how he said Let me in, let me in, let me in, wait let out. When it was comparing dogs to cats, I thought of my dog. She loves to whine. What was your favorite part of the story?

    -sillypanda13

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  23. I loved the book.........AND the cat
    My cat always wants togo out of my room.....wait and then she wants to come back in
    What was your favorite part of the book?

    -bubblegum popper

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  24. I like how the story started in the shelter and then it whent through the rest of the story.

    The story reminds me of my cat.

    why do you think the author rote this story.

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  25. This book was about a shelter cat becoming a house cat. I didn't like this book because it was hard to understand. The words are very confusing.

    Henri M. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  26. This book was about a cat that was lonely and one day that cat went home with someone. My favorite part was when Won Ton got out of the cage. I like this book because it is really inspiring. You should read this book!

    Sam L. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  27. This book was about Won Ton in a shelter. My favorite character was Won Ton because he is cute. I really liked the part where Won Ton got his name. You should read this book, I LOVE it!

    Mike P. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  28. This book was about a cat named Won Ton. My favorite character was Won Ton , he was funny. You should read this book because it is about a cat.

    David C. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  29. This book is about a cat who gets adopted and goes on an adventure to a little boy's house. My favorite character in this book was Haiku because he was surprised to be adopted and brought into a new world. I liked the book because most of the parts were funny. If you are poetry lovers you should read this book because the story was written in haiku and was very enjoyable.

    Samantha R. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  30. This book is great because there is a cat named Won Ton who is lonely. A kid buys Won Ton. You should read this book. It's a really great book.

    Vittoria S. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  31. This book is about a cat named Won Ton and he is lonely. My favorite character is Won Ton because he is funny. I like this book because it is a hilarious book. You should read this book because it is silly.

    Alex C. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  32. This book is about a cat that gets adopted. Won Ton is a funny cat and he's a really interesting character in the story. I liked the book Won Ton because it rhymes and Won Ton has a really funny personality. You should read this book because it's an interesting book about a cat. It rhymes and the rhymes are funny.

    Jayla G. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  33. This book is about a cat being adopted. My favorite part was when he was in the care and he was saying "letmeoutletmeout" like a billion times! I kike this book because it's funny and it has a lot of action.

    Colin H. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  34. Won Ton is a tale about a cat who gets adopted, told in haiku. My favorite quote was "Ow! Tail yanker." It's great because it's funny and you need to use your brain to understand it because it is told in haiku poetry.

    Jonathan S. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  35. This book is about a cat who is in a shelter and ends up in a great home with a great owner. My favorite character in the book is Won Ton because he is cute and a little shy. I like this book called Won Ton because it was written in haiku. You should read this book because it is funny and cool and it is told in haiku.

    MacKenzie B. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  36. This book is about a cat in a pet store that wants to get out and people take care of him. My favorite character was Won Ton the cat. I liked this book because it was funny. The teacher read the book to us. We should read this book.

    Noah S. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  37. This book was about a cat that gets adopted by a boy. My favorite character was Won Ton because he is really funny. I liked this book because it is very interesting. You should read this book because it is very funny.

    Penelope C. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  38. There is a cat named Won Ton and a kid buys Won Ton. My favorite characters are Won Ton and the boy. I like this book because it is funny. If you like cats you should read this book because Won Ton is a cat.

    Mollie B. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  39. This book is about a cat that is a stray and is at the shelter. A family went to go and buy him. My favorite character is Won Ton because he was a funny cat and a very quiet cat too. If he got dressed up he did not get mad or bite.

    I liked this book because it is about a cat, it is not too long and not too short, and it is a poem book. You should read this book if you like cats because it will be a good book for you. I like cats so I enjoyed the book a lot.

    Samantha C. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  40. This book is about a cat who tells the story of his life. My favorite character is Won Ton because his story is amazing and the words he uses are fabulous! I liked the book because it's funny, a little sad, and a little confusing. You should read this book because you will love this book. It's funny and if it's in stores you should buy it!

    Olivia D. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  41. This book was about a cat named Won Ton. Won Ton was at the shelter. A boy took Won Ton home with him. My favorite character was Won Ton because he was silly and funny. I think you should read this book because it is really funny and silly.

    Cassidy N. gr.3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  42. This book was about a cat named Won Ton. I love animals but I do not like this book. I think that it is not good because I couldn't understand it.

    Aaliyah F. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  43. This book was about a cat that was homeless. My favorite character in this book is the boy. I like his character because he gets the cat from the shelter. I like this story because a cat was homeless and because it is sad. You should read this book because whoever likes cats than you have a good book about cats.

    Shalyn C. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  44. This book was about a cat that was homeless and his name was Won Ton. My favorite character was Won Ton because I really like cats and he is funny. I liked this book because cats are funny and he looks like my cat. You should read this book if you like cats because it has a cat named Won Ton in it.

    Jacob M. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  45. This is about a cat who was in the pound. I like it when Won Ton was being a wimp. But if you like crazy stories with poems and cats, look at the book, it is amazing! Look at the book sometime.

    p.s. Won Ton is crazy.

    Grace V. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  46. This book was about a cat that finally got a home. My favorite character in this book was Won Ton because he was funny and cool. I liked this book because it reminds me of my grandma's neighbor's cat, Tiger. You should read Won Ton because it is a fun book and it is a relaxing book.

    Olivia F. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  47. I like how it's in the eye of the cat.

    Once my grandma's cat jumped into the laundry and fell asleep in there.

    Has that ever happened to you?

    -Cheerforlife12

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    1. yes it was very funny

      ~Water Girl 774

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  48. I liked how it went through the cats point of view. My gramma's cat looks exactly like Won-Ton so that was cool.I liked the point of veiw but I wonder what about the book you liked?


    -Dovahkiin

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  49. This book was about a cat that finally got a home. Won Ton was my favorite character because Won Ton said and did funny things. I like this book because it was in haiku. Haiku is very cool. You should read this book if you are a cat lover. I'm a dog lover but even though it's about a cat I still like it.

    Shelbylyn G. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  50. My favorite character was Won Ton. He was very funny and not really responsible. This book reminds me of my Uncle Zack and Auntie Kristy and their cat Ozzy. You should read this book if you're a cat lover.

    Sarah P. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  51. This book was about a cat who finally gets a home. Won Ton was my favorite character because he reminds me of my Nana's cat. I didn't like this book because I do not like poems. You should read this book if you like poems.

    Gianna P. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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    1. idont like poems too im adog person

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  52. This book is about a homeless cat that wants an owner. My favorite character is Won Ton because he is funny. I liked this book because I like cats. You should read this book because I think cat lovers would like this book.

    John T. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  53. This book is about a cat who finds a home. My favorite character is Won Ton because he acts like a person. I didn't like this book because I got bored about it. You should read this book if you like cats.

    Nick P. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  54. This book was about a cat who was adopted and named Won Ton, who likes cats better than dogs. He has a new home. My favorite character was Won Ton because he is a silly cat. I liked this book because I like all animals. You should read this book if you're a cat lover.

    Damaris D. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  55. This book was about a cat named Won Ton who finally gets a home. My favorite character was Won Ton because he is funny. I like this story because it has a lot of details. It talks about Won Ton's life. If you like cats I think you should read this book.

    Jillian L. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  56. This book was about a cat who wants a home. My favorite character was Won Ton? I did not like it because I am not a cat lover. I did not This because I do not like cats.

    Devyn G. Gr 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  57. This is a book about a cat named Wonton. Wonton is a cat stuck in the pound .He is waiting for someone to take him home. I recommend this book to ages 7 and up!


    Mya gr. 4
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  58. I liked the book Won Ton because it has a cat in it.

    You should read Won Ton because it is written in Haiku.

    Ryan B. gr.4
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  59. Won Ton was homeless and he wanted a family.My favorite part of the book is when he got a family.
    This book was excellent because its about won ton the cat .


    Elizabeth C. gr. 4
    Greenbush Elemtry School
    West Warwick

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  60. This book is about a homeless cat named Wonton and it is told in haiku. My favorite character is Wonton because it was told from his point of view. I like the book because I like poetry. You should read this book if you like poetry like me.


    Caleb gr. 4
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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    1. I agree because i liked how it was told by his point of view! I have always liked poetry like you!

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  61. i like this book

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  62. I liked how the story had parts and it was haiku.Also when Won Ton ( Haiku) said cats are better that dogs. I DON"T agree. Who else agrees with me???????? :B
    - PurpleTaco

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  63. I like how Won Ton found a home when he was at the selter and at the end of the story Won Ton told the boy his name.I am going to go to the shelter and help there and maybe get a dog. Have you ever got an animal from the selter?
    From:Horse101

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  64. I like how the author thought of creative words that make sense. I like cats, but I like dogs better. What's your favorite animal,and what was your favorite part?

    cutepup123<3

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  65. To start off I am a big fan of cats. When I saw the cover of the book I knew I would enjoy it right away! I have two cats as well as Won Ton! One thing I don't understand is how the author thinks of ideas for every line having haiku.

    wwefan110

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  66. I liked how you put the book in Haiku. I remember when I use to have a cat then I got a dog and my cat died like a year later, so my Dad won't let us get another cat. Have you ever had a cat, if so did you get it at a shelter, and what was/is your cats name? Please reply.

    from, pigtobacon

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  67. This book was about a cat named Won Ton. I liked the book because it was funny. My favorite part of the book was when he was eating the food. Even though I like dogs I still liked this book! It was good that I read the book and I love it.

    Ashley V. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  68. This book was about Won Ton, a cat. Won Ton was at the shelter. He was in a cage. My favorite character was Won Ton because he was kind. I liked this book because it was funny.

    Joey E. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  69. This book was about a cat that was in a shelter. My favorite character was Won Ton because he was a poor cat. I liked this book, even though I like dogs better. If you like cats, you should read this book!

    Matthew R. gr. 3
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick

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  70. This book was about a cat getting brought home by a boy. My favorite part was when the sister dressed him up in a dress. I did not really like this because some of the parts were hard to understand.

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  71. This book was about a cat who was lonely.
    My favorite part in this book was when Wonton sneaked a peek because he cared. I think people who like cats would like this book.
    I think people should read this book because they will like it.

    Vincent D. gr.4
    Greenbush Elementary School
    West Warwick



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  72. The book won ton is a very good book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    abc123

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  73. I liked how it was writen in haiku. I have 2 cats of my own. Is this a real story?

    ~Water Girl 774

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  74. I loved this book! It's so cute!

    I love cats. I used to have one but now he's gone.

    Do you like cats?

    Prettyskykitty337

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  75. I like the story because it is told in haiku. I got my dog at the pound. Did you like this story? I know I did

    cupcakes337

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  76. I like the way it explains stuff. My uncle has a lot of cats. Do you have a cat?


    ~ purple zebra

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  77. I like the book because it could teach you how to do haiku poems. I also have a dad who is allergic to cats. Do you know how to do haiku poems.

    Viper74

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  78. I like the poems! I remember making them in 3rd grade! Does Anyone like dog?

    Nyancat212

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  79. I thought this book was really funny! My cat was like won ton! Does anyone else have a cat?

    Bobthetree

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  80. I really liked this book because i love cats and poetry. The pictures are cute just like the story!

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  81. I like this book because its has poetry from JAPAN. I LEARNED THAT CATS CAN,T MAKE DECISIONs
    Edy 3rd grade
    Meetingstreet






























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  82. Rebecca, Meeting Street~ Grade 4~ I love this book so much because I am a big animal fan! Won-ton is the cutest kitty ever! I like when it says wait let me come in!

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  83. Elvis~ MeetingStreet~grade 6~ I like the book Wonton. This book really made me think,beacuse i dont see lots of books with talking cats.Its a real funny book.

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  84. Angiebel, Meeting Street grade 6 i like the book becuase of the rhythm and rhymes. i really like the end becuase it is very happy like !!!!!

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  85. Shania,Gr.6,Meeting Street
    The reason I liked this book is because it shows what a cat would think. If I ever get a cat i'll make it feel welcome like how Won Ton felt.

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  86. I like how the Cat is saying let me out of here everything Time. and i like it at the end because he finally got a Family that loved him.and i felt bad how he was locked in the Cage the hole time and was just waiting for a family that Loved him if he was my pet i would love him very much because i no that he suffered a lot by just being in that Cage everyday and night.Angie 6th Grade Meeting Street,

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  87. This book is ok but i like the end when he hugs Won-Ton and Won-Ton said his real name i think thatr is a nice ending.This book shows that a cat can do what it wants.Prvina Grade 6 Meeting Street

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  88. I think this book was so good.I liked when won-ton said let me out and when he said let me back in.
    Brad
    5th grade
    Meetingstreet

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  89. Won Ton is a good bookon the pets point of veiw and I think it is very funny.

    Lawrel.B
    5th grade Meeting Street

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