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Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream
Contributor(s): Watson, Tom
ISBN: 006227807X     ISBN-13: 9780062278074
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: May 2015
Annotation: Stick Dog and his feral friends are looking for relief on a very hot day--and this time they have their eyes on a ice cream truck.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Feral dogs; Juvenile fiction.
Dogs; Juvenile fiction.
Ice cream, ices, etc.; Juvenile fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2014030713
Lexile Measure: 700
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Stick Dog
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.00" (1.05 lbs) 216 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 176002
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q68756
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 6.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2015 Fall)
Stick Dog and his fellow-stray friends are hot dogs--it's a sweltering day. They set out in search of cooling relief, encountering a strange "water attacking machine" (sprinkler), then puzzle over an ice cream truck and its mysterious neither-solid-nor-liquid treat; an appropriately goofy heist ensues. Simple, comic black-and-white illustrations add to the trademark silliness Stick Dog's fans came for.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 February)

Gr 3–6—Stick Dog, Karen, Poo-Poo, Mutt, and Stripes kick off this story in the woods, where they are trying to beat the heat by sticking to the shade. It soon becomes evident to Stick Dog, the most intelligent of the crowd, that he and his pals are in need of a stronger solution, lest they all melt. They soon spot an ice-cream truck and devise a plan to cool off. The stick illustrations throughout are good, goofy fun and will attract readers who can't get enough cartoon-style illustrations amid a middle grade romp. Stick Dog is a slightly condescending narrator, though readers will likely overlook this in favor of the other dogs' humorous quirks. Familiarity with the previous books isn't necessary, but expect readers who pick it up to look for the rest of the series. VERDICT A solid purchase for reluctant readers or for libraries looking to build up a section of titles in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" vein.—Ashley Prior, Lincoln Public Library, RI

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