Stick Dog

Stick Dog
Written and Illustrated by Tom Watson

Publisher’s Summary:
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!

Primary Source Pairing:
There is one thing on the mind of Stick Dog and his doggy companions: hamburgers. In this funny story, the dogs are after the hamburgers on the grill in the park. Food brings us together. Invite students to take a look at this image of food on a grill and ask them to make connections to their own experiences with food on a grill.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Describe what you see in this picture.
  • What do you notice first?
  • Make a connection to this image and what happens in the story with Stick Dog and his doggy friends.
  • Make a connection to this image and an experience you have had in your life with food on a grill.

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Food on a Grill: Pixabay