Jack’s back in Newbery award winner Sharon Creech’s sequel to Love that Dog. Jack continues to journal his life and his exploration of poetry as taught by Miss Stretchberry, an uncommonly good teacher. It's Jack's good fortune to be in her class for a second year in a row. Jack’s derivative poems based on examples by Walter Dean Myers, William Carlos Williams, Valerie Worth and others bring the originals - all in the back of the book - to life in a fresh way. The poems all work together to tell us more about Jack's life and his family. Jack has so much heart and so does this book. Once again, Creech offers up a warm read that just happens to celebrate poetry – and the potential of great poetry teaching - along the way. If you liked Love that Dog, you’ll love Hate that Cat.
Hate that Cat