“This story, written in verse, tells the story of Jack who dislikes poetry at first but learns to appreciate it. If references poems by Valerie Worth, William Carlos Williams and Walter Dean Myers to name a few. It includes a students' reflection on poetry throug poems, including a concrete poem. Through poetry written to the teacher, the character eventually tells the story of his beloved dog, Sky, who was hit by a car and killed. It is through the inspiration of poets that he is able to express the feelings he seems to have buried.
For 4th graders and up, particularly those who love both dogs and poetry. It is a creative book that requires a sensitive, patient reader.”