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Lee Wardlaw had herself a pretty good year with her most recent book, Won Ton - A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (illustrated by Eugene Yelchin). It's been winning awards and honors galore, including this year's Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award. Best of all, though, it's struck a chord with readers with its fantastic combination of emotion, humor, cat-ness, and poetry. And not just any poetry, mind you, but haiku! A story told 17 syllables at a time is not easy to pull off, but when you read Won Ton, you never get hung up in thinking what the author did to make the form work. On the contrary... it works so well, you don't think about form.
This week's Poetry Friday roundup is up over at The Opposite of Indifference. There is so much good stuff going on in the Kidlitosphere this month, you really should check it out. And you'll learn about "butt books"! Need I say more?
Yesterday, Ron Koertge took us on a Field Trip. Tomorrow, Kimberly Marcus gives us Revision. For more on 30 Poets/30 Days and ways to follow along, please click here.