GROOVY JOE: ICE CREAM & DINOSAURS
By Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld
Release: August 30, 2016
Meet Groovy Joe, a fun-lovin', guitar-strummin', doggy-ice-cream-eatin' pup as he wrangles three hungry dinosaurs and soon has them singing, grooving, and sharing!
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!
My thoughts: This book has it all -- a cool character, important lessons, and a catchy song! Kids will want to listen to the song over and over again and read the book every night at bedtime. They'll learn that sharing is awesome, and first impressions aren't always correct. The "scary" dinosaurs in this book turn out to be great friends with Groovy Joe, and they bond over their love of "doggy ice cream"! Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs is a fun read-aloud book that's sure to be a big hit in schools and homes.
Visit the website to hear the free downloadable musical performance of this rocking story in English and Spanish. While you’re there, check out “The Groovy Dance,” Joe’s very own disco doggy dance track!
Watch the very groovy book trailer!
Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs is the first book in a series about the fun-lovin’ and guitar-strummin’ pup. Catch the next Joe story, Disco Party Bow Wow, in Fall 2017!
Eric Litwin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who merges music and early literacy together. He is the author of the first four Pete the Cat picture books and the exciting new musical series The Nuts. Eric's books have sold more than 6.5 million copies and won eighteen state and national awards, including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award. Eric is a popular performing artist who plays guitar, sings, tells stories, and brings books to life. Visit him at ericlitwin.com.
Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Duck! Rabbit!; Exclamation Mark; Steam Train, Dream Train; Shark vs. Train; and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, which has been on the bestseller list for over three years. He has also written and illustrated a number of books, including What Are You So Grumpy About, Cloudette, and E-mergency, a Publishers Weekly and Boston Globe Best Book of 2011. For more information, visit him at tomlichtenheld.com.
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my honest review.