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Tom Watson - Author

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.

Featured books by Tom Watson

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

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Author: Tom Watson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

With laugh-out-loud artwork, and an adorable four-legged hero, Stick Dog's quest for a delicious dinner is destined to be Top Dog.... a must-have for fans of Wimpy Kid and Big Nate.

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Other books by Tom Watson

Stick Dog Gets the Tacos

Stick Dog Gets the Tacos

Author: Tom Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2019

Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson's hilarious series continues with a backyard adventure complete with crunchy tacos, squishy guacamole, and flying unicorns! HEY! WHAT'S THAT IN THE TREE? IT'S AN EMERGENCY! When Karen sprints into Stick Dog's pipe and declares an emergency, Stick Dog springs into action. After racing through the woods with his squad of strays, Stick Dog discovers there's no crisis at all. But there is a great opportunity to feed his hungry friends. As a family of humans plans to feast on tacos, tortilla chips, and guacamole, Stick Dog makes plans of his own. To feed Mutt, Karen, Poo-Poo, and Stripes, he'll need all his smarts and problem-solving skills. While his hungry, drooling, goofy friends prepare to chow down, something nags Stick Dog at the edge of his mind. What is that thing swinging in a tree? And how can he get it? If this funny, madcap, daring quest succeeds, it's taco time for these crazy canines!

Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby

Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby

Author: Tom Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2018

Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Stick Dog books, Tom Watson's hilarious series continues with Stick Cat: Two Cats and a Baby-an adventure involving a new baby, an old grandma, and two daring cats! Now that their owners are married, Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith, live in the same apartment. There's someone else in the family too-Millie, the new gurgling, babbling baby. When Edith declares that Millie's sounds are actually flattering compliments about Edith, her devotion to the new baby is complete. There's harmony in the home-until Grandma Cobb arrives to babysit. That's when things quickly spin out of control. A mishap leaves Grandma trapped inside the bathroom-and locked away from Millie. Stick Cat needs to rescue Grandma. But he also needs to help Edith in her new role as babysitter-in-chief. It just might be Stick Cat's toughest mission ever. Fans of the Stick Dog series and other quick, funny reads will delight in this funny, furry, feline fracas. Stick Cat is on the job!

Stick Dog Crashes a Party

Stick Dog Crashes a Party

Author: Tom Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Stick Dog and his friends return, and this time they are crashing a wedding. The uninvited guests will do their best to have their fill of ribs and cake galore! Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson's hilarious series continues with Stick Dog Crashes a Party-a festive adventure complete with cake, ribs, fireworks, and very special guests! IT'S TIME TO PARTY-STICK DOG STYLE! Stick Dog and his hungry pals have found plenty of tasty treats at Picasso Park before. But it's never looked like it does on this dark, dark night. Strings of white lights, colorful fireworks, and an endless buffet of amazing food have transformed the park into a food-snatching wonderland. There's a party going on, and Stick Dog, Mutt, Poo-Poo, Stripes, and Karen are ready to crash it. But how will they do it? It will take a top-notch strategy, some good luck, and a little help from two charming cats to complete their mission. It's another smart, hilarious romp for Stick Dog and his team of strays.

Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief

Stick Cat: Two Catch a Thief

Author: Tom Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2017

Join Stick Cat in this scrumptious story featuring Tom Watson's trademark laughs, adventure, and hilarious stick-figure drawings-perfect for fans of the Stick Dog, Big Nate, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Much to Edith's delight, she and Stick Cat are enjoying a lazy day at his apartment. But not for long. Soon, strange and threatening sounds come from the ceiling. What could it be? An elephant? Santa? It's a man-a masked man! Stick Cat suspects the man is up to no good, while Edith only hopes the man has snacks. When treasures are stolen from their homes, Stick Cat must come up with a plan to stop the burglar. There's a thief on the loose. He is big, determined, and sneaky. Will Stick Cat convince a hungry Edith to help him catch the thief?

Stick Dog Craves Candy

Stick Dog Craves Candy

Author: Tom Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2017

Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson's hilarious series continues with Stick Dog Craves Candy-a fun Halloween adventure! Stick Dog and the gang are on their usual hunt for food, but there is something unusual going on. Little humans are dressed up as creepy witches and spooky ghosts, all carrying big orange buckets! Their search leads them to something unexpected and delicious and sweet-candy! Once they get a taste, they will stop at nothing to get more. The gang will have to avoid terrifying witches and even escape a creepy haunted house! Will Stick Dog's smarts, courage, and patience be enough to lead his buddies to the best treats ever? Witches, and ghosts, and goblins...and Stick Dog and friends! Oh my!

Stick Cat: Cats in the City

Stick Cat: Cats in the City

Author: Tom Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2017

Join Stick Cat and his incomparable sidekick Edith on another dangerous, epic, and hilarious rescue mission in Tom Watson's Stick Cat: Cats in the City! With over-the-top fun and humor, this scrumptious story features Tom Watson's trademark laughs, adventure, and hilarious stick-figure drawings, perfect for fans of the Stick Dog, Big Nate, Timmy Failure, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. Stick Cat is going somewhere he's never been before-his best friend Edith's apartment. It's got everything: donut crumbs in the sink, a fire escape, and a window with a great view of the big city. While admiring the view, Stick Cat sees trouble. Hazel, the bagel maker, is in serious danger in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will use his smarts-and Edith's appetite-to devise a rescue plan. But can Hazel hang on long enough for this dynamic duo to save her? Even reluctant readers gobble up the Stick Cat and Stick Dog books!

Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti

Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti

Author: Tom Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2016

It's slippery. It's slurpable. It's spaghetti! Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Failure, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson's hilarious Stick Dog Slurps Spaghetti will be gobbled up even by reluctant readers. Stick Dog and his gang of hungry hounds want to play tug-of-war. Their search for rope leads to something even better-spaghetti! Once they get a taste, they must get some more. It will be their most difficult mission ever-and will demand all of Stick Dog's problem-solving skills. They'll need to scale the tallest mountain in the suburbs and sneak into a restaurant filled with people. Dangerous humans-a strange-talking girl, a huge chef, and a penguin-man-lurk around every corner. But there's more than danger in the air. Stick Dog has caught the scent of something even more scrumptious than spaghetti. And he'll risk everything to find out what it is.

Stick Cat A Tail of Two Kitties

Stick Cat A Tail of Two Kitties

Author: Tom Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

There's a new pet in town: Stick Cat! Perfect for fans of the Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Failure, and Stick Dog books, Stick Cat features Tom Watson's trademark combination of laughs, adventure, and hilarious stick-figure drawings. It's a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best friend, Edith. There are treasures to hunt, songs to sing, pigeons to catch, and naps to take. But way up on the twenty-third floor, danger lurks just around the corner. Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley. Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley-and around Edith's peculiar ways-to attempt a rescue. Stick Cat's high-wire act is sure to please cat lovers and Stick Dog fans everywhere-even reluctant readers.

Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts

Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts

Author: Tom Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

The popular Stick Dog series continues in Tom Watson's hilarious Stick Dog Tries to Take the Donuts! Stick Dog and his team of strays are off on another outrageous canine caper. To snatch some breakfast treats for his hungry pals, Stick Dog will need to stop a moving truck, outfox a man on a telephone pole, and calm down a very caffeinated Karen. But that's not all. He'll also need to manage the greatest confrontation in history when his good friend Poo-Poo comes face-to-face with the ultimate enemy: a squirrel! With Stick Dog's smarts, daring, loyalty-and patience-he just might lead his buddies to the best breakfast ever. Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Failure, and the previous Stick Dog books. It's morning. The dogs are hungry. It's time to take the donuts!

Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream

Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream

Author: Tom Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Everyone's favourite furry friends are BACK in this fourth hilarious adventure! The temperature is rising - and Stick Dog and his pals are feeling the heat! The dogs need cold, cold ice cream on this hot, hot day - but their quest to find a sweet treat is threatened when Stick Dog is spotted by a human and the police are hot on his tail... Funny, furry and loveable, this four-legged hero is destined to be Top Dog.

Stick Dog 3-Book Collection

Stick Dog 3-Book Collection

Author: Tom Watson Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2014

This collection includes the first three books in the bestselling Stick Dog series: Stick Dog, Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, and Stick Dog Chases a Pizza. These heavily illustrated, fun books are perfect for fans of series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate.Stick Dog: Introducing everyones new best friend: Stick Dog! Hell make you laugh . . . hell make you cry . . . but above all, hell make you hungry. Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger. With hilarious stick-figure drawings, this book has a unique perspective, as the author speaks directly to the reader throughout the story in an engaging and lively way.Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog: 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 humans house. No matter what, these dogs have their eyesand stomachson the prize.Stick Dog Chases a Pizza: Stick Dog returns with the same crazy crew. This time these canine friends have discovered a newfangled flavorand its even more delicious than hamburgers and hot dogs. Its pizza! And they wont be satisfied until they get some slices of their own. But it wont be that easy. Theres a kitten to rescue, a plan to make, and the messiestand most dangerousgame of catch theyve ever played. Pizza is on the menu, but only if their mission succeeds.

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Tom Watson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

With laugh-out-loud artwork, and an adorable four-legged hero, Stick Dog's quest for a delicious dinner is destined to be Top Dog.... a must-have for fans of Wimpy Kid and Big Nate.

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Stick Dog

Stick Dog

Author: Tom Watson Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2013

Introducing everyone's new best friend: Stick Dog!He'll make you laugh...he'll make you cry...but above all, he'll make you hungry!Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger. With hilarious text and stick-figure drawings, reluctant readers will eat this one up!Perfect for fans of such series as Dog Man, Big Nate, Timmy Failure, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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