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Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Groovy Joe #1)

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Groovy Joe was living the dream.He had a spoon and tub of doggy ice cream.And he started to sing: Love my doggy ice cream! Love my doggy ice cream!Eric Litwin, author of the bestselling and beloved Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and bestselling artist Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, have created a captivating new canine character who will groove his way into readers' hearts and have them grooving and giggling all the while. In his debut adventure, Groovy Joe faces three roaring dinosaurs hungry for his doggy ice cream! Oh no! But Joe knows just what to do and soon enough he has them all sharing while moving and singing along. Signature rhyme, repetition, and musical writing style, combined with wild and witty illustrations come together to create an unforgettable new character who embodies positivity, creativity, and kindness. Groovy Joe is here, ready to get groovy!

From Publishers Weekly

May 02, 2016 – First-time collaborators Litwin (Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes) and Lichtenheld (Friendshape) inject raucous rhymes and humor into their lesson about sharing: it's the sugar that helps the medicine go down. Groovy Joe is a laid-back dog with golden fur. When readers first see him, he's strumming his guitar, serenading a bird. A delicious treat arrives ("Groovy Joe was living the dream/ He had a spoon and a tub of doggy ice cream"), but before he can dig in, a little dinosaur stomps in: "He put on a bib! He pulled up a chair. What did Joe say? It's awesome to share!' " Two larger dinosaurs appear in succession, but Joe's ready to share with them all. Not even the end of the ice cream stops the fun. This celebration of sharing has everything: an ice cream themed refrain for kids to shout out, big stomping dinosaurs who can also cut a rug, and a lovable furry dog. A free reading/singing of the story is available online, offering fodder for boisterous readalouds at libraries, daycare, or school. Ages 3 5.


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Customer Reviews

Call it out! Get groovy!

You can always count on Eric Litwin to make it musical. We enjoyed reading the book along with the free music download. It really brings out the fun (and we LOVE for reading to be fun!). My kids now randomly scream "Call it out!" And from the other side of the house we hear the other yell, "Get groovy!" -Great way to reinforce the joy of sharing too. The only downside: my son was upset that the largest, most intimidating dinosaur was female - probably his issue, and not the book's.

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Groovy Joe #1)
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  • $10.99
  • Level: Grades P-K
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fiction
  • Published: Aug 30, 2016
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Seller: Scholastic Inc.
  • Print Length: 32 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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