Saturday, January 10, 2009
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
In this sequel to Love that Dog, Jack is a year older and happy to see his teacher from last year his teacher again this year. As he continues to explore poetry and its different forms, parts, and styles he writes in his journal. We, the readers have the privilege of reading his journal and see Jack's side of the conversation between him and his teacher.
A major portion of this story is Jack's love/hate relationship with cats. He also explores how deaf people can experience sound through descriptive words and plays with different types of poems and models other poet's work.
What I Thought:
Just like Love that Dog, this is a delightful novel written in verse. Jack is a lovable character and it is interesting to read his thought processes on various topics and he seems to mature right before our eyes!
This is a wonderful book to read aloud when kids are learning about poetry, or when you just want a good solid read.
Very highly recommended, but I suggest you read the first book before picking up this one.
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech.