Hate That Cat

Hate That Cat

Paperback - 2010
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Return to Miss Stretchberry's class with Jack, the reluctant poet, who over the course of a year encounters new and challenging things like metaphors, alliterations, onomatopoeia, and one mean fat black cat!

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, introduced Jack in Love That Dog, a New York Times bestseller. Both Love That Dog and Hate That Cat are approachable, funny, warm-hearted introductions to poetry told from the point of view of a very real kid wrestling with school assignments.

These books are fast reads that will be welcomed by middle graders as they too wonder how poetry and schoolwork connect with their interests and how to uncover their true voices.

In Hate That Cat, Jack is only trying to save that fat black cat stuck in the tree by his bus stop--but the cat scratches him instead! At school Miss Stretchberry begins teaching new poems, everything from William Carlos Williams to Valerie Worth to T.S. Eliot.

As the year progresses, Jack gradually learns to love that cat and finds new ways to express himself.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010
ISBN: 9780061430947
0061430943

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JCLEmilyD Feb 09, 2017

Jack may hate that cat, but I loved this book! I think LOVE THAT DOG is my favorite, but this one is certainly worth reading too!

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Tamara_Cohen
Jul 19, 2015

Hate that cat was very funny and I would read it again... It was sweet and very poetic.

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sweetgunnu
Jun 24, 2015

I love this book because this book is all about the cat it in a poem that, I love because I love poems

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andreareads
Jul 24, 2012

I loved this sequel to Love That Dog.

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andreareads
Jul 24, 2012

The wheelbarrow poem _again_? / Did you forget we read it last year?

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andreareads
Jul 24, 2012

It’s strange that now / when you read a poem to the class / I hear alliteration popping out / everywhere. / I never heard it before / or maybe I heard the sounds / but I didn’t know why they were / sticking in my head.

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andreareads
Jul 24, 2012

I will never be able to do all that stuff / that Mr. Tennyson does / and did he know he was doing it / when he did it? / / I feel stupid. / I am a bad writer. / I’m going to quit.

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andreareads
Jul 24, 2012

I never knew / a writer could do that - / tell a whole story / in / poems.

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mukmuk
Sep 26, 2010

mukmuk thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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sweetgunnu
Jun 24, 2015

About a author who talks about a cat by doing it in a poem.

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