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Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. 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 he does have something to say.
|Title||:||Love That Dog (Jack, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||112 pages|
March 27, 2011
I don’t want to
Don’t write poetry.
First page, first poem.
Makes me smile
But also makes me kinda
Do words in poem form
Make you sad?
I hope not
if it does.
Love That Dog takes less than 3 minutes to read. Okay, maybe a bit more if you’re on your 4th glass...
February 13, 2016
Before reading, take a quick look at the short poems at the back of this book because the story will make more sense if you do.
I saw this book at my local library and couldn't resist the bright cover, the fact that it won multiple awards, was short-listed for the 2001 Carnegie medal and that the...
February 05, 2017
Why this book?
My cousin wanted to reminisce
What I thought
My Cousin actually read it to me. She used to read this to her baby girl who died of Cancer when she was 3. Today she just wanted to do something that reminded her of Anna. It was a a really cute book and I know why Anna loved it...
January 03, 2009
One of my all time favorites -- the SWEETEST little story written in journal format as a little boy learns to love poetry with the help of his teacher. It is cleverly written and fun to read. A good read-a-loud with your kids. warning -- you might cry!
July 15, 2015
This is a second read-through of an entertaining and educational little book for children about writing poetry. It’s set in an elementary school classroom and begins with Jack writing a complaining note to his teacher that “boys / don’t write poetry. / / Girls do.” But, of course, it is no surpr...
September 03, 2016
Love that Book!
What a beautiful way to show how a child may slowly start to appreciate poetry by trying it out himself. The development is subtle, starting with aversion (I don't want to because boys don't write poetry. Girls do.), then copying of form, rhythm, meaningful lines from famous poets,...
November 30, 2016
This was probably the worst book I have ever read. So sorry if you liked it and found it emotional or something, but it was honestly terrible. The only good part about it was that it was short so I didn't have to stick with it that long. My biggest problem with this book was that it was set up fu...
July 30, 2016
This was neither good story telling, nor good poetry writing.
The poems mentioned, though, were great. (Robert Frost! Love him)
November 11, 2016
This was a book I read when I was in Elementary School. I forgot about how much I loved it!
Update 11/11/16: still such a great book. I love reading it and it is super quick.
April 05, 2008
I love love love this book! It was my favorite by Sharon Creech until she published Heartbeat , and now I can't say which I like more. It is written entirely in free verse written in the school notebook of a boy who is a reluctant poetry pupil. The poetic form, believability of Jack (the main ch...