Winter 2012 Kids Next List
“Watson has created a fun, appealing new character in the form of a stick-figure dog, because -- as the school-age narrator, also named Tom, tells us, 'I don't know how to draw. I mean, I do know how to draw -- I just don't know how to draw very well.' We follow Stick Dog and his other stick-dog friends Poo-Poo the poodle, Stripes the Dalmatian, Mutt the mutt, and Karen the dachshund, on a grand adventure to steal hamburgers from a family cooking out in the park. The dialog is hilarious, and Watson manages to develop amazingly well-rounded personalities for all of his stick-figure characters. Let's hope we get to enjoy many more adventures with these four-footed, right-angled friends.”
— Julie A. Baker, Eight Cousins, Falmouth, MA
Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog
He'll make you laugh...he'll make you cry...but above all, he'll make you hungry
Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger. With hilarious text and stick-figure drawings, reluctant readers will eat this one up
Perfect for fans of such series as Dog Man, Big Nate, Timmy Failure, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.