Parents' Guide to

Stick Dog, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Warm-hearted dogs in silly Big Nate-style adventure.

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Based on 1 parent review

age 6+


I think this is a good book and other people should get it because it is a really funny and cool book. Whenever I started the book I did not wanna quit reading it so I kept on reading it until it ended. So I think other people should get it and read it to no matter what age.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (1 ):
The visual and narrative style of STICK DOG is similar to those of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate series, but without their occasional bite. The canine companions -- Stick Dog, Karen, Mutt, a poodle named Poo-Poo, and a spotted dog named Stripes -- are sweet and loyal friends. The story is a silly romp that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Ethan Long's stick-figure illustrations are charming adaptations of original artwork by author Tom Watson. The publisher recommends this for ages 8 and up, but this is definitely skewed to a younger set just beginning chapter books. The goofy style and simple writing are ideally suited to young readers -- older children may find it a little too simplistic and rambling.

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