Stick Dog by Tom Watson

Stick Dog

Written by Tom Watson

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Originally self-published as an e-book, Stick Dog has been a bestseller in the US throughout 2011 and is now published in the UK.

With hilarious illustrations and pitch-perfect humour which appeals to both child and adult, this adorable four-legged hero and his quest for a delicious dinner is destined to be Top Dog.


Stick Dog by Tom Watson

Meet Stick Dog - a new breed of hero! In his first adventure, Stick Dog and his friends embark on an epic quest to steal a hamburger. Stick Dog and his friends, Mutt, Stripes, Karen and Poo-Poo have caught the scent of hamburgers and what hungry stray could resist that lovely meaty waft? All they have to do is follow the smell, find the barbecue and eat the hamburgers. But it's not as easy as it sounds. The dogs need a 'Master Plan' and they're not short of ideas. They're just short of ideas that aren't ridiculous, or dangerous, or just very very silly.


PRAISE FOR STICK DOG: With hilarious illustrations and an adorable four-legged friend, the story of Stick Dog and his quest for a delicious dinner is destined to be top dog. - Liverpool Echo This story made us laugh hard enough to blow milk out of our noses! - Jack, 7 and Freddy, 10 Stick Dog you are really funny! - Nicole, 10

About the Author

Early in his career Tom worked in politics, including a stint as the Chief Scriptwriter for the Governor of Ohio. This experience helped him develop the unique, storytelling narrative style of the Stick Dog books. Tom finds it a lot more fun and rewarding writing stories for kids rather than writing speeches for grown-ups. He lives in Chicago with his wife, daughter, son and of course, his dog.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

3rd January 2013




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