Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti (#6)
It will be their most difficult mission ever—and will demand all of Stick Dog’s problem-solving skills. They’ll need to scale the tallest mountain in the suburbs and sneak into a restaurant filled with people.
Dangerous humans—a strange-talking girl, a huge chef, and a penguin-man—lurk around every corner. But there’s more than danger in the air. Stick Dog has caught the scent of something even more scrumptious than spaghetti. And he’ll risk everything to find out what it is.
Other favorites in the series include Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, and many more!
This book contains my very favorite scene-- Stick Dog trying to encourage his friends to get up a steep hill. He uses excellent management skills to cajole them to keep walking and to not give up. There needs to be a workshop on the Stick Dog Management Style. He is a master at working with people who are less intelligent than he is without making them feel bad.
There is a series of popular notebook novels that involve a young boy who is mean to everyone, including his best friend. I would much rather hand a reader this series, where kindness and invention always wins the day.