This adaptation of a traditional children’s song features a little boy singing as he searches the house for his dog, in order to give him a walk. (The boy, with his orange hair and circular glasses frames, reminds me a bit of Sherman of “Mr.
In this twist on the “new baby in the house” story, Won Ton the black cat is introduced to a golden puppy that does not belong in his house. The author’s note at the beginning of the book informs the reader that the story is told using senryu, which is a form of Japanese poetry similar to haiku. Both senryu and haiku have three lines which contain a total of seventeen syllables. They capture a snapshot in time. Haiku focuses on nature, and senryu focuses on human nature—in this book the nature of Won Ton and Chopstick.