Love That Dog by Sharon Creech This is a collection of free verse poems arranged in journal style, chronicling a boy's journey from reluctant to enthusiatic poet. The kids and I read this in a single read aloud session. We could not put it down! We laughed, we cried and we could not wait to read more poetry! Target age: 8-12 years.
Connections: Hate That Cat, by Sharon Creech A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms, selected by Paul B. Janeczko