Written by Sharon Creech
Published by HarperCollins; Reprint edition (March 1, 2001)
Love That Dog is written in unique diary format. It has very unique perspective. It is written in the perspective of a young boy Jack who doesn’t like poetry assignments from the teacher. Jack doesn’t like to write poetry. His teacher keeps giving the class the poetry assignments. Jack can’t avoid the homework, so he writes poetry. And something happens. He finds out there is lot to say through the poetry.
This book is very unique and lovely. I personally didn’t have much interest in the poetry, but this book changed my point of view in Poetry. This book also teaches children the introduction of poetry writing with very natural way. I think this book wonderful introduction to poetry to young readers who are just diving in to the world of poetry and novel in verse genre.
Author’s website: http://www.sharoncreech.com/books/love-that-dog
Book Review: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53498.Love_That_Dog