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Book Review/Giveaway: Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog. Ends Feb 12th

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog by Tom Watson

In Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, Tom Watson’s hilarious sequel to Stick Dog, Stick Dog returns with the same crew of friends, and they’re hungrier than ever. As the dogs embark on their quest for hot dogs, they learn they’re not the only ones on a mission—a band of raccoons are following close behind, and they’re ravenous, too!

In this second book, Stick Dog and his four friends, Poo-Poo, Mutt, Stripes, and Karen, must execute a master plan for stealing hot dogs. The closer they get to the hot dog vendor, the more difficult their mission becomes. With the same hilarious antics, the five dogs are met with many challenges along the way, including having to distract the frankfurter guy and Karen getting locked in a human’s house. No matter what, these dogs have their eyes—and stomachs—on the prize.

About the Book: In this second book, Stick Dog is at it again—and he’s hungrier than ever. He and his four friends, Poo-Poo, Mutt, Stripes, and Karen, must execute a master plan to steal some hot dogs. But the closer they get to the hot-dog vendor, the more obstacles they meet, including:

  • A team of raccoons that wants the hot dogs too
  • Hot-dog-snatching plans that are a little, umm, not so hot
  • A dognapping . . . sort of

Readers will delight once again as Stick Dog and his gang of goofballs work to overcome these challenges and more – to satisfy their hunger for hot dogs.

Ages: 8-12

My Review: If you enjoy reading the wimpy kid series you may want to try something different. I find this book a little bit funny, dogs planning to steal hot dogs just to satisfy their hunger. Kids will enjoy reading this book.

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #11 – jennirv4967


January 22, 2014 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways, HarperCollins Book Review | , , , , ,


  1. It just cracks me up that one of the dogs is named Karen! This sounds like a perfect series that the kids would love to read themselves or have read to them at bedtime.

    Comment by tmy56 | January 22, 2014 | Reply

  2. This sounds like a great book. Like the commenter in #1, I found that the dogs names are hilarious. Where does Karen fit into this gang of misfits? What antics are those raccoons up to while the dogs are stalking those hot dogs? I know kids will love this tale and read it over and over.

    Comment by Cheryl Rahkonen | January 22, 2014 | Reply

  3. My nephew just turned 9 years old. He loves the Wimpy Kid series of movies. These books sound funny as well. I’d love to encourage him to read and maybe since these books are similar in humor to the Wimpy Kid; I’m hoping it would hold his interest and that he could find joy in reading in general. I’m crossing my fingers this is the kind of book that would grab his attention and keep it. 🙂

    Comment by Mippy/Sabrina | January 23, 2014 | Reply

  4. My children both love the Wimpy Kid books, but I think they would delight in the stick figure drawings in this book. My son’s favorite food is hot dogs, so I know he’ll find this book particularly wonderful. I do hope there is something that negates the stealing, though, since that’s something I’m trying very hard to communicate to my children in our moral code. My son is having issues with respecting others’ material boundaries, so if this shows the theft failing, it would be even more appropriate. As always, this blog is a wonderful place to find great books for my children; thank you so much. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

    Comment by michellewillms2013 | January 23, 2014 | Reply

  5. Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog by Tom Watson I think that this would be a fun read to see what Stick Dog and friends, Poo-Poo, Mutt, Stripes, and Karen do to get the hot dogs how they defeat the raccoons and do they finally get the hot dogs cause they are hungry

    Comment by Dorothy Teel | January 23, 2014 | Reply

  6. I’m an ESL teacher in the middle grades and am always looking for books that appeal to students at multiple levels. From what I see here, I think this book would be an excellent example of plot structure. I think it would help as a mentor piece for some students to see how characters experience obstacles and must overcome them. Graphically, this book looks like a lot of fun! I’m interested to see if there is any moral in the story . . .

    Comment by Kristi LaFollette | January 25, 2014 | Reply

  7. I find the dog names funny. I believe kids will love this book.

    Comment by alicia hamley | January 26, 2014 | Reply

  8. My son loves reading the Wimpy Kid Series and also loves books about animals so I am hoping he will enjoy this book as well.

    Comment by DailyWoman (Lacey) | January 27, 2014 | Reply

  9. I hadn’t heard of this series yet, so I asked my 5th grader. He was super excited about it and explained the first book to me. I think I need to read more of these. I would love to introduce these to my special education middle schoolers. They would really enjoy it.

    Comment by Mel Bourn (@MelCamino5) | January 28, 2014 | Reply

  10. I am always looking for fun books that i can read to my boys at bed time. I think we would all look forward to reading a chapter or two a night. I am going to have to find the first book in the series.

    Comment by Stephanie McFarland | January 28, 2014 | Reply

  11. I have a son that is a ravenous reader, but you have to find something interesting. I think the fantastical dog and raccoons would make him devour it in a day!

    Comment by jennirv4967 | February 2, 2014 | Reply

  12. This book sounds so cute and fun! Definitely one that will entertain my kiddos. My daughter especially loves hotdogs, so I’m sure she’ll get a kick out of it! 🙂

    Comment by Kristie | February 3, 2014 | Reply

  13. Based on the review, I think Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog would be entertaining for kids because kids love dogs and funny stores. I like that there are obstacles to overcome and a race with the raccoons to see who can get the hot dogs first. Should be a good book for kids, even with the “kind of bad drawings.”

    Comment by Connie Myres | February 7, 2014 | Reply

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