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Love that dog
Sharon Creech
Children's Fiction

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maddie said:
truthfully, i thought this was a bad book, it wasn't very good, it was boring and hard to follow, it was confusing, sort and weird, i am sorry to people who love this book.
posted Dec 12, 2007 at 9:57AM
cortney said:
i thought this book was bad and i dont thing it should of won any medals and i think its awful
posted Jan 2, 2008 at 1:55PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Love That Dog is a poetry book about a boy who doesn’t like poetry. But his grade school class is doing a poetry unit, so the boy—young Jack—has to play along. He’s charmingly stubborn; if he has to write poems, he’s going to write poems about not liking poetry: “September 13/ I don’t want to/ because boys/ don’t write poetry./ Girls do.” Still, Jack has a knack for this, and soon he’s filling his notebook—which doubles as our slim novel—with intimate little verses about the whys and wherefores of poetry, and, eventually, his own versions of poems by famous writers (William Carlos Williams and Walter Dean Myers especially) that his gently persuasive teacher reads to the class. As the months of the school year go by, Jack’s poems get brighter and better. Soon, Jack’s own story begins to emerge from between the lines, the story of Jack and his beloved old dog, a dog named Sky with “his tongue all limp/ and his chin/ between/ his paws.” The story of a boy and his dog is hard to resist, but it’s thanks to author Sharon Creech’s wonderfully genuine voice that it’s the poetry that makes her story truly timeless.
posted Mar 20, 2010 at 3:52PM
Katie said:
I really enjoyed this book because it is about a boy and his thoughts. This book is about him learning to understand poetry from his teacher and it expresses his feelings well. It is a quick read and if you enjoyed Love That Dog, you should read the sequel, Hate That Cat. This is a great book!
posted Sep 13, 2011 at 12:55PM
Katie said:
I really enjoyed this book because it is about a boy and his thoughts. This book is about him learning to understand poetry from his teacher and it expresses his feelings well. It is a quick read and if you enjoyed Love That Dog, you should read the sequel, Hate That Cat. This is a great book!
posted Sep 13, 2011 at 12:55PM
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