Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld, two of today’s most gifted children’s book creators, is the very first picture book adventure starring the irresistible new character Groovy Joe, a shaggy dog with a groove in his step and a song in his heart!
No matter if it’s one child on your lap, or a classroom full of kiddos, Groovy Joe inspires readers to get theatrical and show off their dance moves. There are so many fun and creative ways to read and play with this book. Try slowly pacing the page turns to build suspense—your kids will be ROARING along with each hungry dinosaur! With musical text, rhyme and repetition and a call and response framework, kids will clamor to read this story again and again. Groovy Joe also imparts a gentle message of kindness that will resonate with all ages: It's Awesome to Share!
We are so excited to share this first Groovy Joe story with you—check out the trailer below! And listen to Eric’s performance of the story and song in English and in Spanish, free and downloadable at scholastic.com/groovyjoestories.