****Love That Dog
by Sharon Creech
A Sonderbooks' Best Book of 2001
2003 Maine Student Book Award Winner
2003 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Winner
Joanna Cotler Books. 2001. 86 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JF CRE).
This book is a quickie, but sweet. It begins as follows:
J A C K
Room 105--Miss Stretchberry
I don’t want to
don’t write poetry.
Can’t do it.
The rest of the book is filled with the poems that Jack
succeeds in writing, writing down his thoughts in free verse form,
talking about his yellow dog and responding to the poems that Miss
Stretchberry shares with the class. (Some of these are included
at the back of the book.) This book is lovely, and made to order
for teachers or parents trying to encourage a teen or pre-teen to write
poetry. Not a big time commitment, so I encourage adults who are
interested in poetry to take a half-hour and enjoy reading it, too.
Reviews of other book by Sharon Creech:
Hate That Cat
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund. All
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