Hate That Cat

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Hate That Cat
Author Sharon Creech
Country United States
Language English
Genre Poetry
Publisher HarperCollins (USA)
Publication date


Preceded by Love That Dog

Hate That Cat is a verse novel written by Sharon Creech and published by HarperCollins.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

This is the second book about Jack, the first being Love That Dog. Jack is being terrorized by a black cat and he writes poetry about how much he dislikes the cat. The story follows him through learning to like both cats and poetry.


Reviews of Hate That Cat have been positive including "Teachers will welcome both Jack’s poems and Creech’s embedded writing lessons."[2] and "Her writing style puts a story into poetic form and creates a book that appeals to reluctant readers and to children of all ages."[3]

The book has also appeared on school reading lists.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ [1] School Library Journal Review
  2. ^ "Hate That Cat". www.kirkusreviews.com. Kirkus Media LLC. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Dotson, Caroline (4 March 2009). "Caroline Dotson: 'Hate That Cat' a fun tale with real-life issues". Craig Daily Press. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chatham Middle School Sixth Grade Summer Reading Suggested Books 2014" (PDF). www.chathamcentralschools.com. Chatham Central Schools. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fifth Grade Novels (subject to change)". www.perryvilleschool.org. Perryville School District. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Summer Reading for Students Entering Grades 5&6" (PDF). www.attleborolibrary.org. Attleboro Public Schools. Retrieved 23 June 2015.