Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10T4.53935

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart.

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, Ms. 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
typed up
like that."

Paperback
Published on July 12, 2009 by by Sharon Creech
53 Book Reviews
  • hgirl
    hgirlover 2 years55 stars
    This is the best. Book. Ever. (but sad)
    • Adrianaalmost 3 years
      This book is the best you should read it
      • epringles23
        epringles23over 3 years44 stars
        I remember my 3rd grade teacher Reading us this book. I remember really enjoying the beginning and I liked it a lot. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS BEFORE DO NOT LISTEN TO WHAT I AM SAYING ANY FURTHER!!! What I don't get, is why all pet books have a sad ending. Not into sad ending dog books, don't read this one. Maybe it was just me as a 3rd grader, but I remember this being sad. Very heartfelt, and emotional!
        • gekixejago
          gekixejagoalmost 4 years55 stars
          This book is amazing the poems are good, good grammer and very descriptive. SPOILER ALERT Jacks yellow dog dies from a blue muddy car speeding down the road. :(
          • drawinglife101
            drawinglife101almost 5 years
            i loved how funny it was
            • Andrea Olaguealmost 5 years
              GREAT BOOK READ IT JACK IS THE CUTTEST KID EVER ONCE YOU READ THIS BOOK YOU WILL LOVE DOGS.Its sad what happens to jacks dog!!:(
              • soccerlover1511
                soccerlover1511about 5 years
                this was an interesting book
                • khaidencey
                  khaidenceyabout 5 years
                  It is a fun poem book about a boy who starts out not liking poems but now he does.
                  • awes0mestary
                    awes0mestaryabout 5 years44 stars
                    This is a really good book, I recommend it to people that don't like books with a lot of pages, this book is really short but leaves you with a strong message when you finish it.
                    • lazybugyk
                      lazybugykover 5 years
                      Also from Sharon Creech: Hate That Cat. Hate That Cat is one of this year's Battle of the Books books!