Love That DogeBook - 2014
The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart.
Love That Dog shows how one boy named Jack finds his voice with the help of a teacher, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, this novel is perfect for kids and teachers, too.
Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments--and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns that he does have something to say.
"I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
From Library Staff
A tale about "the bond between a boy and his dog to create an ideal homage to the power of poetry and those who write it."
LOVE THAT DOG is a lovely novel in verse, the main character/writer tells about his dog through poetry assignments from his teacher.
JCLChrisK Feb 08, 2017
So short and simple;
so superb and skillful.
A character voice,
all in one
No wonder it's so popular.
JCLEmilyD Feb 07, 2017
I finished LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech in one sitting and I loved loved loved it! It is written in free verse and is a one-sided story from Jack written to his teacher about poetry. Jack writes about his yellow dog whom he loved loved loved. I've already started the next one HATE THAT CAT.
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black_cat_5078 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 72
brown_dog_706 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 14
violet_wolf_109 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 13
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can't i make up a pet- / a different one? / like a tiger? / or a hamster? / a goldfish? / turtle? / snail? / worm? / flea?
If that is a poem / about the red wheelbarrow / and the white chickens / then any words / can be a poem. / You’ve just got to / make / short / lines.
inside we walked / down a long cement path / past cages / with all kinds of / dogs / big and small / fat and skinny / some of them / hiding in the corner / but most of them / bark-bark-barking and / jumping up / against the wire cage / as we walked past / as if they were saying / _Me! Me! Choose me! / I’m the best one! _
Love that dog,
like a bird loves to fly
I said I love that dog
like a bird loves to fly
Love to call him in the morning
love to call him
“Hey there, Sky!”
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