The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart. This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
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, and with classic poetry included in the back matter, 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
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Sharon Creech
Publisher: Joanna Cotler Books
Size: 7.40h x 5.00w x 0.50d
Review Citations: PW Notes and Reprints 02/10/2003 pg. 189
Publishers Weekly 02/10/2003
Newsweek 07/13/2009 pg. 57
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 52616 / Love That Dog
Reading Level: 4.5 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 1