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Stick Dog
by Tom Watson and Ethan Long


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Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog

He'll make you laugh...he'll make you cry...but above all, he'll make you hungry

Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger. With hilarious text and stick-figure drawings, reluctant readers will eat this one up

Perfect for fans of such series as Dog Man, Big Nate, Timmy Failure, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog

He'll make you laugh...he'll make you cry...but above all, he'll make you hungry

Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger. With hilarious text and stick-figure drawings, reluctant readers will eat this one up

Perfect for fans of such series as Dog Man, Big Nate, Timmy Failure, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062110787
  • ISBN-10: 0062110780
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 188
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.34 x 5.71 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Dogs
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-11-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

“I Can’t Draw, Okay?” is the name of the first chapter of this heavily illustrated reader from Watson, who’s previously published two e-books starring the eponymous dog. Watson illustrated those earlier tales, but Long (Pig Has a Plan) does the “bad” drawing in this iteration, contributing exuberant stick-figure cartoons that riff on and clean up Watson’s earlier designs. It’s a treat to see how Long transforms two rectangles, some googly eyes, and a few lines into spot-on evocations of endearingly goofy dog behavior. Unfortunately, the new images also throw light on the book’s weaknesses: overworked prose, weak characterizations, forced jokes, and a woolly narrative about five stray dogs that catch the scent of a cookout and head off in search of its source. Watson tries to be ironic and irreverent in his humor, claiming his story will be “told in a way I like (but my English teacher doesn’t)” and naming one of Stick Dog’s canine friends Poo-Poo (he’s a poodle). But readers may quickly start flipping ahead, looking for storytelling traction or differentiation among the characters. Ages 8–12. (Jan.)

 
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