HATE THAT CAT by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins)

November 24, 2008 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

hate-that-catCreech does little to expand upon the story about Jack that she started in LOVE THAT DOG.  Instead, we learn something about poetic devices (onomatopoeia, alliteration, simile, metaphor…) and are exposed to some poems by William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Tennyson, Valerie Worth etc.  Still, readers (and teachers) who enjoyed the first book will want to read this one, and some of Jack’s thoughts and questions and poems about his deaf mother are touchingly compelling; “Something I am wondering;/if you cannot hear/what happen when you read/purr purr purr…  None of this seems as original as it did in LOVE THAT DOG, but that’s how it is with a sequel, isn’t it?



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