Love That Dog is an excellent novel by Sharon Creech. It's written in poetry form but it's still a book. It's a very short read about 84 pages but the pages are very short and easy to read. The plot is a boy named Jack who starts poetry in his class. When he first tries he says "I can't do it, brain is empty." But as the book goes on he starts loving poetry. And it's important to notice how his confidence grows throughout the book. For example, he doesn't want to write his name on the poem when his teacher wants to put it on the board. But then later in the book he puts his name on it. I liked it because it told a great lesson, don't be afraid to be adventurous. Also, it's very well written. I give it 5 stars!!