Love That Dog

Love That Dog

eBook - 2014
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A young student, who comes to love poetry through a personal understanding of what different famous poems mean to him, surprises himself by writing his own inspired poem.
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780061961335
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 14, 2019

This is a very quick read with a lot of power! The development of the narrator as a poet and a more independent, confident kid is great. While parts are sad, the end is not. #PACL2019

Feb 14, 2018

I really liked this book. A boy is learning about poetry and begins to write his own in verse. Featured is his beloved, deceased yellow dog, Sky. Love the poems included in the back of the book which are referenced in the story. Recommended!

SCL_Heather Aug 08, 2017

Even if you're not a pet person (which I'm not) this is such a delightful read. I love this book for the emotional development of the boy and because it's such a an gentle and enticing introduction to poetry. But, before sure to have a tissue handy. I cry every darn time.

sarahbru17 Aug 03, 2017

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 10/10
This book is quick, short, and easy to read, but it's also sad. Just be prepared for some feelings and have a bucket for tears.

JCLChrisK Feb 08, 2017

So short and simple;
so superb and skillful.

A character voice,
a conversation,
an introduction
to poetry,
an inspiration
by poetry,
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.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Jack hates poetry but loves his dog. His teacher insists the whole class, including Jack, write a poem each week. "Love That Dog" is way better than "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".

Aug 18, 2015

Great book.

Jul 19, 2015

This was a fun book that did make me feel sorry for the boy but it was a good read

Red_Cobra_111 May 19, 2014

this book is on of my favorite books. This book brought me in to poetry. It has a nice story bace so that the poetry is more interesting. Another book that might interest you if you like this book is, inside out and back again.

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Oct 04, 2018

black_penguin_679 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 72

Aug 18, 2015

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Jun 14, 2014

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tkitson Aug 03, 2013

can't i make up a pet- / a different one? / like a tiger? / or a hamster? / a goldfish? / turtle? / snail? / worm? / flea?

tkitson Aug 03, 2013

i don't want to / because boys / don't write poetry. / girls do.

Jul 24, 2012

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.

Jul 24, 2012

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! _

Jun 25, 2012

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!”

Aug 04, 2011

"I tried. Can't do it. Brain's empty."


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