Friday, October 27, 2017

Groovy Joe Icecream and Dinosaurs

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs. Eric Litwin. Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. 2016. Scholastic. 40 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Groovy Joe saw something yummy. Groovy Joe started rubbing his tummy. Groovy Joe was living the dream. He had a spoon and a tub of ice cream. And he started to sing...

Premise/plot: Eric Litwin is the author/creator of the original Pete the Cat books. His newest creation is Groovy Joe. Groovy Joe is a dog LOVING his doggy ice cream. Life is SWEET. But what will happen when that good life gets interrupted--multiple times--by HUNGRY dinosaurs? Will Groovy Joe get upset? Or will he keep on singing?

My thoughts: I enjoyed this one. I enjoyed meeting the character of Groovy Joe. I like his willingness to share. Sharing doesn't particularly come naturally--to anyone. I also enjoy the repetition of this one. It will be easy for little ones to join in.

Text: 4 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10

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