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Won-Ton: a Cat Tale Told In Haiku

Kitten's First Full Moon
Bad Kitty
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Splat the Cat
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by Kevin Henkes

2005 Caldecott Medal
Kids Wings Award

Kitten ventures out for the first time and spends the night having an adventure as he tries to get to that big bowl of milk in the sky: the moon. What do you think he will find at the end of his quest?

Kitten's First Full Moon is the story of a kitten venturing out into a dark night and discovering the bowl of milk waiting for him. But his attempts to reach is lead him on an funny adventure.

Won-Ton is the story of a homeless shelter cat who gets adopted by a boy. Won-Ton, himself, tells his story, in the voice of the fearful, playful, picky, silly cat he is. Written in the 5-7-5 syllable Haiku pattern, his clever, funny story will make you want to tell the story of YOUR pet in Haiku, too.

Bad Kitty is the best alphabet book ever! First he goes through the alphabet being fed those vegetables from A to know, the ones we all dread so much! He becomes... Bad Kitty shredding everything from A to Z!

How is Kitten's First Full Moon like Won-Ton and Bad Kitty? How is it different? Compare these award-winning books, and you'll have a great learning opportunity! Our Kids Wings units will help!


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Research Links for
Kitten's First Full Moon
Lee Wardlaw

Author Kevin Henkes's Homepage
Meet Kevin Henkes on YouTube

Cats for Kids
Animals in Science: Cats
CFA: Feline Education for Youngsters

Cat Poems for Kids
Children's Poetry

How to Draw a Cat (YouTube)
DragoArt: How to Draw a Cat

How to Write Petku (Pet Haiku)
How to Write Haiku

Math Cats

Sleepy Kitty Movie

A 12-page literature guide, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your electronic board for Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes is part of the 2013 Literature Collection, Brain Boosting Books!

The Activity Guide Contains:
A Readers' Theater Play in Five Voices
The Caldecott Medal
Getting the Idea (multiple choice)
What If?
Art Exploration
M's---Mmmm Good!
Come and Get It, Logic Puzzle
Order of Events, Sequence
Cause and Effect
Graphing the Moon's Stages
Questions About Graphing the Moon
Comparing Books
Write Another Story
Paired Reading: Earth and Moon

Answer Page

Literature Connections
Kitten's First Full Moon

Cat Secrets

Bad Kitty

One Dark Night
For the Love of Autumn

With special thanks to the talented Matthew Drollinger for allowing us to use
his beautiful original composition, "A New Day" as our background music.

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