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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,452 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sharon Creech Narrator: Scott Wolf Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9780061706110
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Jack

Room 204—Miss Stretchberry

February 25

Today the fat black cat
up in the tree by the bus stop
dropped a nut on my head
thunk
and when I yelled at it
that fat black cat said
Murr-mee-urrr
in a
nasty
spiteful
way.

I hate that cat.

This is the story of
Jack
words
sounds
silence
teacher
and cat.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Filled with funny observations.” 

    Time for kids

  • “Creech employs observant sensitivity and spare verse to carve an indelible portrait of a boy who discovers the power of self-expression.” 

    Booklist

  • “Readers will be touched and inspired.” 

    School Library Journal

  • “Teachers will welcome both Jack’s poems and Creech’s embedded writing lessons.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey Cutlip | 1/31/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this book. It reminds me somtimes of my cat. i would recomned this book to people who dont like cats. this book will change your heart about them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/22/2014

    " I really like how the character's voice comes through his poems. The end made me teary because it is so beautiful and sweet. This book is perfect for teachers to use with students because it is an excellent example of poetry writing, and references many poems. You don't have to read Love That Dog first to appreciate Hate That Cat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/16/2014

    " This was such a fun book. We listened to it on tape and it popped to life like a cork popping off a champagne bottle. The lyrics danced off the page and leaped around our car. So much fun for people who know a little about poetry or a lot. I can only imagine it would be fun for people who know a lot about poetry because I only know a little. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikayla | 1/8/2014

    " if you like poems then this is an alsome book. it talks about cats and other animals. this book is sad and funny at most of the parts "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashika Das | 1/3/2014

    " I want that in my house. :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/3/2014

    " Love that Dog is by far my favorite of these two, but truth be told I love them both. Both books are so full of life and heart. Recommend for upper elementary and lower middle school or to anyone looking for a good story with a poetic twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 1/1/2014

    " I love any book where the teacher has a great connection to her student! Another fun book, sure to get kids interested in poetry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 12/10/2013

    " I could try getting another dog but I don't know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaeden | 10/19/2013

    " I think the book was like a poem it's self "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara the Librarian | 10/19/2013

    " Funny. Told through poems. Narrator is a boy. Mirrors poems read in class. Listened to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Collin | 9/22/2013

    " Hate That Cat is a funny book about a boy that talks about a certain cat he dosent like. He tells everybody what that cat did to him. He also talkes about the mean cat in school and brags about it. The book has alot of short poetry and some of it isnt poetry but that is what makes it funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Miranda | 9/5/2013

    " So Far Good.. I liked how Jack related famous poems to his life "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simone | 8/30/2013

    " I liked this even more than Love that Dog. The emotional journey, discerned merely through what are a child's seemingly frivolous poems, is so real. I loved how how he uses poetry to have a conversation with himself, his teacher, the writer, and the reader. Cannot WAIT to use this in a classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 wunderkind | 8/11/2013

    " I loved this book with all my heart. Sharon Creech is the master of eloquent prose, but her poetry is even better. The plot is engaging and the imagery is amazing. Also, she uses Poe. Poe rocks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tressa | 7/15/2013

    " Hate That Cat was awesome! The narration by Scott Wolf was engaging. I really loved the poems and the main character, Jack. I loved how much Jack discovered his love for poetry. It was a fantastic, wonderful, and funny experience. I highly recommend this audio version. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 4/1/2013

    " Good for 8-10 year old but I got bored. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilan | 12/26/2012

    " I LOVE this book. I can't wait until April so I can read it to my students! This one and Love That Dog are PERFECT poetry teaching books. Not to mention completely amazing on their own! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tweller83 | 10/19/2012

    " This is a good book. I don't normally like poetry but Creech has made it a fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 10/7/2012

    " Good sequel to Love That dog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rylee | 9/12/2012

    " unclear kinda......... but touched my heart "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nykea | 6/20/2012

    " Prose-ish poetry. Interesting story about a student communicating to a teacher via a journal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hailey | 6/4/2012

    " It was a good poetry book that sometimes you could not understand. I read it in one day so... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chocoholic | 5/24/2012

    " A quick read. A boy explores poetry using a black cat in the neighborhood as subject matter. Reminded me of some poetry terms I haven't heard since college. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle | 12/3/2011

    " I really loved this book.Since I like poetry, it was perfect! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 5/16/2011

    " i think this book is good to read because it has poems why the kid in the story hate the cat and that he is sad that his dog sky died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/11/2011

    " Although this was not quite as great as Love That Dog, it is another super story and a great way to teach poetry! "Readers will be touched and inspired once more.-Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laina | 5/11/2011

    " I haven't read the first book in this series, but I mean to. I loved this book--absolutely loved it! I loved the way she told a story without telling a story. I loved the influence we saw of the poets Jack studied. It was wonderful. Really just wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beka | 5/9/2011

    " Very cute and very educational at the same time. The sixth graders were going over alliteration and onomatopoeia(sp?). AH and personification. So this was very helpful!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 5/6/2011

    " so much depends on

    a fat black cat

    helping Skitter McKitter

    I hope Miss. Sketchberry is teaching poetry again. What would Jack write about as a junior. LOVE THAT DOG and HATE THAT CAT have been very enjoyable reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celeste | 5/5/2011

    " I love, love, L-O-V-E
    this
    book!
    It has become
    one of
    my favorite
    read alouds
    E
    V
    E
    R
    ;)

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ove | 5/5/2011

    " good some parts r funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 4/29/2011

    " A great book to help children love reading poetry! Very clever and funny with a subject that all students can relate to a cat! A great way to incorporate exisitng poems into a "modern" book of poetry. An Iowa Children's Choice Award for 2011. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anamarie | 4/27/2011

    " this book was amazingly surprisig. well because of a cat named scitter mckitter that showed sharon the beautiful nature of cats!!!!!this ook is also very good for children to learn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenna | 4/20/2011

    " This is great for teachers to use as an introduction or closing in a poetry unit. It's also awesome for struggling readers (grades 3-5) or reluctant readers. "

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About the Author
Author Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who’s That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Scott Wolf's theatre credits include Side Man on Broadway, Far East, and Dead End at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. His movies include White Squall and The Evening Star. For six seasons he was seen as Bailey Salinger on Party of Five on Fox Television.