Groovy Joe Ice Cream and Dinosaurs

Groovy Joe Ice Cream and Dinosaurs
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August 30, 2016
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!

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A cute story that has the kids reading along in no time.

Groovy Joe is a dog who loves ice cream, but his door keeps getting knocked down by bigger and bigger dinosaurs. He decides the best way to get along is to share his love of ice cream, leading to the catchy little tune that they sing each time a new dinosaur joins in.

What kid doesn't love dogs, dinosaurs, and ice cream. It's the trifecta of brilliance. Add into that a catchy tune and you're golden. The best part is the repeating phrase "It's awesome to share." That is the point of the book and it's hammered home each time the dog shares his ice cream. After the first time or two, the child will say it right along with you.

Overall, the images could be sharper, but they are cute, colorful, and eye catching. It's a book that is sure to gain popularity with the world's youngest readers for it's fun theme, cool characters, and relate-able lesson.
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