Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream by Tom Watson
I was totally stoked when I saw that Stick Dog had not one but two new adventures. The first one is all about ice cream. Stick Dog, Mutt, Stripes, Karen and Poo-Poo are all back again but this time they aren't as much hungry as they are thirsty. It is super hot outside and they are trying to find a way to cool down. The gang discovers a sprinkler and that gives them a small cool down and some valuable water to drink but it's not enough. The weather conditions are down right arid! All of a sudden, Stick Dog hears music and they go and investigate the source. They discover some foreign substance that is both a liquid and a solid (see parents - the book is education. It talks about states of matter). Anyways, the dogs lick up the puddles of ice cream that has dripped from peoples cones and have discovered they adore ice cream. The gang (all right, Stick Dog) comes up with a plan to get some ice cream for the group. Will Stick Dog and the others succeed in their mission? You'll have to read this delicious adventure to find out. It may leave you with a insatiable desire for ice cream.
The next adventure is entitled Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts. This time the gang discovers the sugary sweet taste of donuts. Plus Karen drinks some coffee to go along with the donuts and well, you'll just have to read what happens when she does.
I am amazed of the iron stomachs these dogs have! They seem to be able to eat anything, including chocolate (which I had always heard was bad for dogs) and never get sick. I just gobble these books up when they come in and the children I've shared them with do too. So if your hungry for a good book, Chicago's own Tom Watson's Stick Dog series is a delicious one you can sink your teeth into! Mangia! Mangia!