Everyone loves a good ice cream party, especially when it involves a tub full of delicious treats and unexpected dinosaur guests! In “Groovy Joe Ice Cream And Dinosaurs,” we are introduced to Groovy Joe, a fun-loving dog who knows how to have a groovy time. With his guitar and a spoon in hand, Joe is ready to share his love for doggy ice cream with anyone willing to join in on the fun.
A Musical Adventure
Groovy Joe is not your ordinary dog. He’s a guitar-strummin’, song-singing, and ice cream-eatin’ pup who loves to groove. In this captivating tale by Eric Litwin, the author of the beloved “Pete the Cat” series, and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, the genius behind “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site,” we embark on a musical adventure that will have readers of all ages dancing and giggling along.
Hungry Dinosaurs and a Sweet Solution
One day, Groovy Joe finds himself face to face with three roaring dinosaurs who are as hungry as can be. But instead of running away or hiding, Joe decides to show them the power of sharing. With his catchy tunes and irresistible doggy ice cream, he manages to turn the situation around. Soon enough, the dinosaurs are not only sharing the ice cream but also singing and grooving alongside Groovy Joe.
Positivity, Creativity, and Kindness
What makes “Groovy Joe Ice Cream And Dinosaurs” truly special is the signature rhyme, repetition, and musical writing style that Eric Litwin brings to the story. Combined with Tom Lichtenheld’s wild and witty illustrations, it creates an unforgettable reading experience. This book goes beyond entertainment, as it also teaches valuable lessons about positivity, creativity, and kindness.
“Groovy Joe Ice Cream And Dinosaurs” has received widespread acclaim from readers and critics alike. It was the winner of the 2017 Bridge to Reading Picture Book Award, a testament to its impact on young readers. Here’s what some reviewers had to say:
- “First-time collaborators Litwin and Lichtenheld inject raucous rhymes and humor into their lesson about sharing: it’s the sugar that helps the medicine go down.” – Publishers Weekly
- “Children will want to move and groove along with the mischievous and playful dog and his hefty and humorous friends in this colorful rhyming story, sure to capture lots of attention.” – Booklist
- “[A] catchy tune, dancing dinosaurs, and strawberry ice cream are an enticing combination.” – Kirkus
These quotes highlight the infectious energy and heartwarming message that “Groovy Joe Ice Cream And Dinosaurs” delivers.
About the Author and Illustrator
Eric Litwin, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, is known for his ability to merge music and early literacy. With more than 6.5 million copies sold and 18 state and national awards under his belt, Litwin has become a go-to author for children’s books that engage and inspire. His performances bring stories to life and ignite a love for reading in young audiences. Learn more about Eric Litwin and his work at ericlitwin.com.
Tom Lichtenheld, the talented illustrator of this book, has an impressive list of New York Times bestsellers to his name. His illustrations have brought characters like Groovy Joe, construction vehicles, and many more to life. Lichtenheld’s unique style perfectly complements Litwin’s storytelling, making their collaborations a match made in picture book heaven. Discover more of Tom Lichtenheld’s incredible artwork at tomlichtenheld.com.
So grab your favorite ice cream treat, put on some groovy tunes, and get ready to join Groovy Joe on the ultimate ice cream party. This delightful tale will have you singing, dancing, and spreading kindness with every turn of the page. Let’s get groovy with “Groovy Joe Ice Cream And Dinosaurs”!