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Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs: Groovy Joe, Book 1

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Silly dog story about sharing by Pete the Cat creator.

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The debut of this guitar-strumming shaggy-dog character Groovy Joe is full of lighthearted fun. When Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs asks, "What did Joe say?" kids can shout out the repeated refrain, "It's awesome to share!'" Sharing a smallish tub of ice cream with big hungry dinosaurs would give anyone pause, but together, Joe and the dinosaurs eat the ice cream and sing the simple, repeated lyric, "Love my doggy ice cream! Love my doggy ice cream!" Well, who doesn't? The up-tempo bluesy-rock song is downloadable on the publisher's website.

Tom Lichtenheld's art gets down and silly and throws grown-ups enough bones -- the ice cream's called "Haagen Dogs" -- to keep them from getting bored. The call-and-response will get wiggly kids participating and singing along, and though dogs + ice cream + dinosaurs might be an odd pairing, it's kid-pleasing.

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