Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin, illustrated by Tom Lichtenhold
A new author and illustrator collaboration team is a newsworthy event! Eric Litwin is the author of Pete the Cat: I Love My New White Shoes and 3 more Pete the Cat tales. Tom Lichtenheld illustrated (among others) Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Duck, Rabbit! They’ve collaborated on a new series that stars Groovy Joe and includes the free songs that helped make Pete the Cat such a favorite with the youngest readers.
Groovy Joe is a playful and mischievous dog whose rhyming story of his adventures with three dinosaurs will have pre-schoolers giggling and moving to the beat of his “Groovy Dance.” The repeating refrain is just right for drawing them in to a read-aloud that they’ll be able to retell through the pictures by themselves or with friends. (Nice message on sharing, too, as Joe allows his ice-cream loving dino friends to dig into his ice cream–until the tub is empty, that is.)
The illustrations are big and bold, lively and fun.
Be sure and visit the book’s website to hear the songs and the read aloud version (in both English and Spanish!)