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Stick Dog

Watson, Tom (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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"Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!"--
Authors: Watson, Tom, 1962-
Title: Stick dog
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 188 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Summary: "Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!"--
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ISBN: 0062110780
Statement of Responsibility: by Tom Watson
Subject Headings: Humorous stories. Dogs Fiction.
Topical Term: Humorous stories.
Dogs
LCCN: 2012019093
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Jun 07, 2014
  • panizkhosravi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

stick dog is a really good book.
every body should read it.it is really funny.

Dec 01, 2013
  • SRIDEVIT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My six year old son loved the story and especially the drawings. He is more interested in drawing now JUST because of this book! The funny story can impress anybody-- no age limit!

Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The cover implies a subtitle that doesn't show up on the official title page (and thus doesn't get included above), but it's worth sharing now: "A Really GOOD Story With Kind of BAD Drawings."

In the first chapter, "I Can't Draw, Okay?" the narrator let's us know his stick-figure pictures are definitely not acceptable to his art teacher, so readers have to agree that's acceptable to them and to go with it. And: "When it comes to my English teacher's rules for writing, I'm reminded of a word my little sister made up when she found a worm in the yard: "barf-a-lucci." . . . So the final thing we need to agree on is that this Stick Dog story (with the bad pictures that my art teacher doesn't like) will also be told in a way that I like (but my English teacher doesn't)." If you're good with that and the narrator's snarky, witty voice ("After [the art teacher] left my desk and walked over to congratulate Jack Krulewitch on drawing a far superior and lovely dog with lots of realistic curves, I decided to prove her wrong. I like proving people wrong. It comes naturally to me.")--oh, and his frequent asides from the narrative to ponder and explain side issues--then you should have a ball with the rest of the book.

The rest of the book tells the story of Stick Dog and his four friends--Poo-Poo the Poodle, Stripes the Dalmation, Karen the Dachsund, and Mutt the Mutt--attempting to steal hamburgers one afternoon from humans grilling in the park.

The first big obstacle is simply getting to the park, which requires they convince Poo-Poo that pursuing hamburgers is more important than pursuing a squirrel they encounter along the way. "They're more than just important to me," said Poo-Poo. "That's a gross underexaggeration. Squirrels are my archenemies! Ever since I was a puppy on the dairy farm, they've been torturing me." Since the only workable plan Poo-Poo comes up with--his ideas for using a giant slingshot, cannon, and trampoline to get up into the tree are poo-pooed by the others since none of those pieces of equipment are at their disposal--is waiting for the squirrel to eventually come down from the tree, Stick Dog eventually convinces him to move on by using reverse psychology.

Once at the park, the dogs must overcome numerous other distractions and unworkable plans before finally figuring out how they will attempt to steal the burgers. Each is funnier than the last in its silliness and lack of sense.

This is an excellent new entry in that category commonly called "Wimpy Kid readalikes"--constant simple sketches to illustrate humorous text--for young readers looking for a fun, absurd little story.

Mar 27, 2013
  • branch_reviews rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Stick Dog and his four best dog friends are street dogs. They are homeless and ownerless but they are a happy group and spend their days on various adventures together. Today Stick Dog gets a whiff of a barbeque going on in a distant park so the five dogs decide to go on a mission to see if they can score some hamburgers for lunch. Together they set off through the woods in search of the barbeque. Once they find it, they hatch a plan to try to steal the hamburgers form the unsuspecting family in the park.Review
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Aug 12, 2014
  • The_Mighty_Drakon rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 30, 2014
  • green_alligator_1073 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2013
  • blue_sheep_50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 02, 2013
  • red_leopard_94 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 27, 2013
  • branch_reviews rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

branch_reviews thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 10

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Apr 30, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stick Dog has a nice home and good friends.

But when it comes to being a dog, there's something else that's really super-important. I bet you can guess what that is. If you're a dog, you can almost certainly guess what it is.

Then again, if you're a dog and you're reading this story, then you should probably stop reading right now. You many not know this, but dogs that can read are extremely rare. And that means you have the opportunity to be rich and famous and have all the rawhide bones and puppy snicker-snacks in the world. So get yourself down to the local television station and start reading in front of everybody.

Now, if you're not a dog reading this story, I'm going to assume that you are a human. If you are, then try to guess what's just as important (maybe even more important) to a dog than a safe home and good friends. . . .

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