Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog by Tom Watson
Stick Dog and his friends are back in book two of the series. Poo-Poo, Mutt, Stripes, Karen and Stick Dog devise a plan to steal...you'll never guess....I mean it you'll never guess....okay, you might have guess it - frankfurters! Did you guess that? Did you know frankfurters are another name for hot dogs? The five dogs have to find a way to distract Peter, the hot dog man (a.k.a. Piddly-Pants, Pumpkin-Head, Patsy Puffenstuff and Prickle Pop)in order to get to the hot dogs. And if that wasn't enough, there is a band of raccoons moving in for the steal too. Each friend comes up with a crazy plan, so again it's up to Stick Dog to save the day. During their adventure, Karen gets trapped and the friends have to change their mission to free Karen. Will they reach the hot dogs before the raccoons do? Great book for second and third graders. Tom Watson writes the story on what looks like notebook paper, which may just make boys or reluctant readers interested in reading this book. His stick drawings are really bad, but it adds to the hilariousness of the book. You also have to love his sarcasm. I can't wait to see what silly schemes his friends think up in July in Stick Dog Chases a Pizza!