Poetry for Kids

Love That Dog

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Love That Dog

HarperCollins


Author: Sharon Creech

The author is Sharon Creech and it was published in March of 2001 by HarperCollins. The book is 128 pages long. If you want a copy of this book for your kids, visit our affilate add to shopping cart button on this site.

Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Enjoy That Dog, a funny, sweet, original short novel written in free of charge verse, introduces us to an endearingly unassuming, straight-talking boy who discovers the powers and pleasures of poetry. His favorite poem of all is in fact a short, rhythmic one by Walter Dean Myers called"Love That Boy"(included inside the finish inside the book with all the rest of Ms. Stretchberry's assignments ). Against his will. / You've just got to / make / short / lines."What does he say of the well-known poem"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening "?"As his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, introduces the canon to the class, however, he starts to figure out the light. Jack's reverence for the poem ultimately leads to meeting the poet himself, an experience he will never forget. The words completely captivate him, reminding him with the loving way his dad calls him inside the morning and of the way he employed to call his yellow dog, Sky. Poetry is not so bad, it's not just for girls, and it's not even that hard to write."He becomes more and far more discerning as the days go by, and readers' spirits will rise with Jack's as he begins to locate his personal voice through his personal poetry and via that of others. After all,"boys don't write poetry. Take William Carlos Williams, for example:"If that is actually a poem / concerning the red wheelbarrow / along with all the white chickens / then any words / could be a poem. Girls do."I feel Mr. Robert Frost / has a little / too / much / time / on his / hands.

This winning, accessible book is truly remarkable in that Creech lets us witness firsthand how words can open doors to the soul. And this from a boy who asks,"Why doesn't the person just / keep going if he's got / a great number of miles to go / before he sleeps?"(Ages 8 to 12) --Karin Snelson



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