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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"'I Can't Draw, Okay?' is the name of the first chapter of this heavily illustrated reader from Watson, who's previously published two e-books starring the eponymous dog. Watson illustrated those earlier tales, but Long (Pig Has a Plan) does the 'bad' drawing in this iteration, contributing exuberant stick-figure cartoons that riff on and clean up Watson's earlier designs. It's a treat to see how Long transforms two rectangles, some googly eyes, and a few lines into spot-on evocations of endearingly goofy dog behavior. Unfortunately, the new images also throw light on the book's weaknesses: overworked prose, weak characterizations, forced jokes, and a woolly narrative about five stray dogs that catch the scent of a cookout and head off in search of its source. Watson tries to be ironic and irreverent in his humor, claiming his story will be 'told in a way I like (but my English teacher doesn't)' and naming one of Stick Dog's canine friends Poo-Poo (he's a poodle). But readers may quickly start flipping ahead, looking for storytelling traction or differentiation among the characters. Ages 8 – 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062110787
Author:
Tom Watson
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Long, Ethan
Author:
Watson, Tom
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 192 pages HarperCollins - English 9780062110787 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'I Can't Draw, Okay?' is the name of the first chapter of this heavily illustrated reader from Watson, who's previously published two e-books starring the eponymous dog. Watson illustrated those earlier tales, but Long (Pig Has a Plan) does the 'bad' drawing in this iteration, contributing exuberant stick-figure cartoons that riff on and clean up Watson's earlier designs. It's a treat to see how Long transforms two rectangles, some googly eyes, and a few lines into spot-on evocations of endearingly goofy dog behavior. Unfortunately, the new images also throw light on the book's weaknesses: overworked prose, weak characterizations, forced jokes, and a woolly narrative about five stray dogs that catch the scent of a cookout and head off in search of its source. Watson tries to be ironic and irreverent in his humor, claiming his story will be 'told in a way I like (but my English teacher doesn't)' and naming one of Stick Dog's canine friends Poo-Poo (he's a poodle). But readers may quickly start flipping ahead, looking for storytelling traction or differentiation among the characters. Ages 8 – 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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