Thursday, April 26, 2018

#tbt: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. 112 p. Joanna Cotler Books/ HarperCollins Publisher, July, 2001. 0060292873. (Own.)

I don't want to
because boys 
don't write poetry.

Girls do.

My heart melted at the opening words of Jack's poetry journal. He is such an endearing character! He's equal parts resistant and eager to please and shows such growth over the course of the year he spends with Ms. Stretchberry. I read this aloud to many classes and cried each time. I also love the fact that Ms. Creech included the poems that were mentioned/ modeled in the book. Love That Dog is a perennial favorite at TMS.

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