Stick Dog

Stick Dog

Book - 2013
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"Stick Dog and his four friends - Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen - will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!"-- Provided by publisher.
Stick Dog and his four friends will do anything to steal some tasty-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park. Book #1
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062268174
0062268171
9780062110787
0062110780
Call Number: jF WATS
Characteristics: 189 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Long, Ethan - Illustrator

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Hip_Hop_Canary
Mar 06, 2017

Blah. So boring, but you can't tear yourself away from it.
I don't recommend this AT All!

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wmcleod
Dec 23, 2015

"What I liked is that the narrator said that he was a terrible drawer." Review submitted by Gabriel for the Minecraft Book Review Raffle.

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panizkhosravi
Jun 07, 2014

stick dog is a really good book.
every body should read it.it is really funny.

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SRIDEVIT
Dec 01, 2013

My six year old son loved the story and especially the drawings. He is more interested in drawing now JUST because of this book! The funny story can impress anybody-- no age limit!

bookwormJ_0 Aug 18, 2013

this book in fun

JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

The cover implies a subtitle that doesn't show up on the official title page (and thus doesn't get included above), but it's worth sharing now: "A Really GOOD Story With Kind of BAD Drawings."

In the first chapter, "I Can't Draw, Okay?" the narrator let's us know his stick-figure pictures are definitely not acceptable to his art teacher, so readers have to agree that's acceptable to them and to go with it. And: "When it comes to my English teacher's rules for writing, I'm reminded of a word my little sister made up when she found a worm in the yard: "barf-a-lucci." . . . So the final thing we need to agree on is that this Stick Dog story (with the bad pictures that my art teacher doesn't like) will also be told in a way that I like (but my English teacher doesn't)." If you're good with that and the narrator's snarky, witty voice ("After [the art teacher] left my desk and walked over to congratulate Jack Krulewitch on drawing a far superior and lovely dog with lots of realistic curves, I decided to prove her wrong. I like proving people wrong. It comes naturally to me.")--oh, and his frequent asides from the narrative to ponder and explain side issues--then you should have a ball with the rest of the book.

The rest of the book tells the story of Stick Dog and his four friends--Poo-Poo the Poodle, Stripes the Dalmation, Karen the Dachsund, and Mutt the Mutt--attempting to steal hamburgers one afternoon from humans grilling in the park.

The first big obstacle is simply getting to the park, which requires they convince Poo-Poo that pursuing hamburgers is more important than pursuing a squirrel they encounter along the way. "They're more than just important to me," said Poo-Poo. "That's a gross underexaggeration. Squirrels are my archenemies! Ever since I was a puppy on the dairy farm, they've been torturing me." Since the only workable plan Poo-Poo comes up with--his ideas for using a giant slingshot, cannon, and trampoline to get up into the tree are poo-pooed by the others since none of those pieces of equipment are at their disposal--is waiting for the squirrel to eventually come down from the tree, Stick Dog eventually convinces him to move on by using reverse psychology.

Once at the park, the dogs must overcome numerous other distractions and unworkable plans before finally figuring out how they will attempt to steal the burgers. Each is funnier than the last in its silliness and lack of sense.

This is an excellent new entry in that category commonly called "Wimpy Kid readalikes"--constant simple sketches to illustrate humorous text--for young readers looking for a fun, absurd little story.

branch_reviews Mar 27, 2013

Stick Dog and his four best dog friends are street dogs. They are homeless and ownerless but they are a happy group and spend their days on various adventures together. Today Stick Dog gets a whiff of a barbeque going on in a distant park so the five dogs decide to go on a mission to see if they can score some hamburgers for lunch. Together they set off through the woods in search of the barbeque. Once they find it, they hatch a plan to try to steal the hamburgers form the unsuspecting family in the park.Review
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Dec 26, 2016

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Aug 01, 2014

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Jul 15, 2013

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JCLChrisK Apr 30, 2013

Stick Dog has a nice home and good friends.

But when it comes to being a dog, there's something else that's really super-important. I bet you can guess what that is. If you're a dog, you can almost certainly guess what it is.

Then again, if you're a dog and you're reading this story, then you should probably stop reading right now. You many not know this, but dogs that can read are extremely rare. And that means you have the opportunity to be rich and famous and have all the rawhide bones and puppy snicker-snacks in the world. So get yourself down to the local television station and start reading in front of everybody.

Now, if you're not a dog reading this story, I'm going to assume that you are a human. If you are, then try to guess what's just as important (maybe even more important) to a dog than a safe home and good friends. . . .

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