Love That Dog (Jack, #1) by Sharon Creech

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look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that."

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)
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ISBN : 0064409597
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 112 pages


Kim rated it ★★★★★

March 27, 2011

I don’t want to Because boys Don’t write poetry. Girls do. First page, first poem. Makes me smile But also makes me kinda Sad. Do words in poem form Make you sad? I hope not but I Understand, 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...

Hayat rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Tabby rated it ★★★☆☆

February 05, 2017

THE REVIEW 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...

[Shai] The Bibliophage rated it ★★★★★

March 17, 2018

I like how Jack and his dad adopt a dog from a shelter/dog pound. Jack and his dog both had a great time together. It's really heartbreaking when his dog died and Jack no longer wants to have another pet because of the trauma he got from losing one. The short and bittersweet poem he wrote, in the...

Eliece rated 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!

Maha rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2018

A very very short book full of simple poems written from a 7 y/o's POV. I came across this book one day when I was really bored and had nothing to read. Reluctant to pick it up as it's a children's book, I didn't read it until I was desperate for something to do to past time. This is a quick book...

Max rated it ★★★★☆

December 21, 2017

This was a very quick read even for poems. But it could invoke so much emotion. It also ended up tying things that made no sense. This made it my favorite read of a poem book so far.

Margaret rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

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,...

Jacob_Tyler rated it ★☆☆☆☆

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...

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