Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Miss Stretchberry and Jack are back! This is good. We were first introduced to Jack and his English teacher in Love That Dog. Miss Stretchberry teaches her class poetry by sharing the works of famous poets with her students. Jack writes poems in his journal using the format of the poems he hears in class. We come to understand what’s going on with Jack through his poems. Little by little we learn why Jack hates that cat, and why so much depends on it. If you haven’t read Love That Dog you will still enjoy Hate That Cat, but you will want to get your hands on a copy of Love That Dog… don’t worry, we have several.
Recommended for grades 3-6