Love That Dog
Jack; Room 105 - -Miss Stretchberry; September 13; I don't want to; because boys; don't write poetry. Girls do; But before he knows it Jack is creating his own poetry and a wonderful story emerges as he becomes interested in this thing that 'girls do'! Not only is Jack inspired to write to his... show more
Jack; Room 105 - -Miss Stretchberry; September 13; I don't want to; because boys; don't write poetry. Girls do; But before he knows it Jack is creating his own poetry and a wonderful story emerges as he becomes interested in this thing that 'girls do'! Not only is Jack inspired to write to his favourite poet, but the poet agrees to visit, and Jack discovers how much more there is to poetry behind the words on the page. A lovely, loving and very impressive novel that defies definition.
Publish date: March 1st 2003
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Chapter Books
This is a chapter book made to look like a poetry journal of Jack a student in Mrs. Stretchberry's classroom. At first he doesn't like writing poetry for class. However, with encouragement he opens up more to poetry. As he opens up more to poetry he also opens up more about his pet dog that he used ...
A short, sweet book about a boy and his dog. I love the poems Creech chose to include in the book as Jack's inspiration.
Jack, like many boys or kids his age, has the wrong perception of poetry. Kids get handed out poems to read and then assigned to write their own poems. He thinks he doesn't like it probably because he associates poetry those negative experiences. When kids read this book, they will realize that they...
This was a cute, short book. It's written in verse, but since my library only had the audio of the book, I didn't have the text to follow along with to get the full feel of the lines and poetic form of the book. Despite that, and with the help of the narrator, I'm confident that I'd have enjoyed rea...
Had to read this one for class - very interesting thoughts on the meaning of poetry and how kids can relate to it. Plus - lots of Walter Dean Myers! Who doesn't love WDM? A cute book - easily understood by grades 6 and under.
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