Love That Dog is the story of Jack, his dog, his teacher, and words. The story develops through Jack's responses to his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, over the course of a school year. At first, his responses are short and cranky: "I don't want to" and "I tried. Can't do it. Brain's empty." But... read more
This book is about a boy that discovers that he is a great poet. He thinks that poetry is just for girls. I doesn't think that he'll Jack loses his dog. The book is unique in that it provides the readers with many poems to make reference to when studying his own poetry.
“we were outsidein the streetme and some other kidskicking the ballbefore dinnerand Sky waschasing chasing chasingwith his feet goingevery which wayand his tailwag wag waggingand his mouth slob slob slobberingand he wasall over the placesmiling and waggingand slobering*sloberingand makingus laughand my dadcame walking up the streethe was wa down therenear the endi could see himafter he got offthe busand he was walk walk walkingand i saw him waveand he called out"hey there son!"and so i didnt seethe carcoming the other wayuntil someone elseone of the big kidscalled out"car!"and i turned aroundand saw ablue car blue casplattered with mudspeeding down the roadand i saw Skygoing after the ballwag wag wagginghis tailand i called him"Sky! Sky!"and he turned hisheadbut it was too latebecause theblue car blue carsplattered with mudhit sky”Jack
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