Love That Dog & Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

Think you hate reading? Don’t get poetry? Don’t think you’re a good writer? Well, take a glance inside the first few pages of Love That Dog, my friend.

Seriously, these books are so good. Even if you hate reading, even if you think the little tiny books are beyond your reading level, even if you’re a grown up. Everyone will relate to something in these stories. They have a journal-like, poetic quality, with touching insights into the mind and thought process of a blossoming (at times hesitant) young writer, reader and observer. Hate That Cat, puts a very cool spin on the way we see, hear and read the world, and silently explains why we’ll always need poetry.

BONUS FEATURE: There are many well-loved poems included in each story, (check them out in the back of each book) giving you a chance to learn them for the first time, or again with new eyes.

Reviewed by Chantal from Books Inc. Mountain View