Thursday, April 03, 2014

Love This Book!

As my first post for National Poetry Month, here is an excerpt from one of my favorite middle grade verse novels:
made my ears frizzle
All that buzz buzz buzz
pop! pop!
drip and tinkle and trickle--
the sounds are still
buzzing and popping
in my head.
from HATE THAT CAT by Sharon Creech

I love HATE THAT CAT just as much as I love the book that came before it, LOVE THAT DOG. In this book, Jack explores poetry once again, sharing about his "hatred" for a mean black cat, and his surprise as a small black kitten creeps into his heart, and his love for his mother. The plot is simple, but the voice draws me in and tugs at my heart strings.


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