Love That Dog

  • by Sharon Creech
  • Narrated by Scott Wolf
  • 0 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it, and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments, and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say. With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course...a dog.


What the Critics Say

Book Sense Book of the Year Award Finalist, Children's Literature, 2002
"Readers will love that dog, and this book." (Publishers Weekly)
"Creech has created a poignant, funny picture of a child's encounter with the power of poetry....This book is a tiny treasure." (School Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Quirky, fun, and effective

This fun little book made me thankful for teachers like the fictional Mrs. Stretchberry who inspire their students. Scott Wolf's narration is perfect and really helps make it work.
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- Eric

Love that book...

If you could sum up Love That Dog in three words, what would they be?

love that book :)

What other book might you compare Love That Dog to and why?

Can't think of anything other than Crash by Spinelli and The Tiger Rising by DiCamillo because the main characters seem like they could be the same kid.

Have you listened to any of Scott Wolf’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


Any additional comments?

I teach small groups and they all were interested and glad to be able to hear it all in one sitting. It was also used later for a whole class listen and discussion.

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- yonna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio