fp September 2008
Hate That Cat
Jack is back at school and still enjoying lessons with Miss Stretchberry. But he doesn't agree with everything about her, for example Miss Stretchberry likes cats, and Jack hates them. Or does he?
A delicious book perfect for reading alone, or aloud, that displays once again Sharon Creech's incredible skill as a writer of fiction for young readers.
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this follow on from Love That Dog
Sharon Creech once again brings us into the world of Jack and his
poems. Jack is
in Miss Stretchberry’s class for another year and is still writing
is dealing with the loss of his dog, Sky and has no time for cats,
after a run in with the local black cat. He learns about new concepts
such as alliteration and onomatopoeia and Creech deftly weaves in the
well known poets in her story. Despite his Uncle’s dismissal of free
(and that poetry should rhyme) Jack continues writing his poetry and
reveals more about himself and his mother, who is deaf. Miss
her kittens which she brings to school one day also slowly open Jack’s
to the possibility that not all cats are mean and that another pet
accommodated in his heart.
is certainly a worthy sequel and is a book to treasure. Despite being
through Jack’s responses to his teacher we learn a lot about the
Jack’s life and his growing confidence in his poetry. It is a touching
and one that can easily be read in one sitting and allows for more than
reading. The addition of referred to poems and a reading list is also