Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Describe it in 25 words or less.
Morgan: The poetic sequel to “Love That Dog.”
Write 6 words you would put on this book if it were in the “Blind Date With A Book” shelf.
Gable: Cats, Poetry, Mother, Metaphors, School, Chair
Morgan: Poem/Autobiographical/Children’s Literature
What was your favorite part/character and why?
Morgan: My favorite part was when he was talking about his yellow chair in his room being similar to a “pleasantly plump momma”.
Gable: Jack because I could relate to him the most.
Who was your least favorite character and why?
Gable: Uncle Bill because he was mean to Jack and dissed poetry far beyond how much it should be dissed.
Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?
Morgan: It didn’t take too long because I knew what to expect after reading “Love That Dog”.
Gable: This book showed that Sharon Creech had improved her writing skills since “Love That Dog” and, therefore, it had more intense parts than in the last book, but not by much.
Was it plot or character driven?
Morgan: More character driven, for sure.
Gable: Character, most definitely.
What did you think of the ending?
Gable: A cute, happy ending.
What was the moral of the story?
Morgan: Sometimes you need to be yourself and do things your own way to become more creative.
Gable: If you hate something now, you can love it tomorrow or any other day.
“…it isn’t knowing the words that describe writing
that is important
–it is the thoughts in our heads
that are most important.” –Jack
“Thank you for telling me
I could FORGET
those confusing words
and that it isn’t knowing the words
that describe writing
that is important –
it is the thoughts in our heads
that are most important
and that feeling the rhythm
is even more
than hearing the rhythm.
thank you for saying
I am a genius
(even though I know
you are exaggerating).” – Jack
Have you read other books in the series?
Morgan: Yes, I have read “Love That Dog” (also by Sharon Creech). Check out my review of it here.
Gable: I preferred this one over Love That Dog. I hope Sharon will write a third one in the series to make it a trilogy. She also wrote The Great Unexpected, which I hope to read soon.
Who would you recommend it to?
Morgan: Those who liked “Love That Dog,” those who have a cat (or hate cats), or poetic types.
Gable: People who thought “Love That Dog” could be improved.
Number of unknown words:
Craft/Activity: Learn sign language.
Which pet did you unintentionally fall in love with?