Groovy Joe: Ice Cream and Dinosaurs


Disclosure Giveaway Scholastic sent me this title, and is also providing a prize pack for one winner from my site


Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld’s new picture book, GROOVY JOE: ICE CREAM & DINOSAURS.

I have a thing for children’s books, and Groovy Joe is no exception!

Meet Groovy Joe, a fun-lovin’, guitar-strummin’, doggy-ice-cream-eatin’ pup as he wrangles three hungry dinosaurs and soon has them singing, grooving, and sharing!

Groovy Joe was living the dream.
He had a spoon and tub of doggy ice cream.
And he started to sing:
Love my doggy ice cream! Love my doggy ice cream!

How fun does this sound?

Here is a trailer that will tell you more about the book:

Eric Litwin, author of the bestselling and beloved Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and bestselling artist Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, have created a captivating new canine character who will groove his way into readers’ hearts and have them grooving and giggling all the while. In his debut adventure, Groovy Joe faces three roaring dinosaurs hungry for his doggy ice cream! Oh no! But Joe knows just what to do and soon enough he has them all sharing while moving and singing along.

This sounds like a really fun book. I like its signature rhyme, repetition, and the musical writing style. Of course any good children’s book has some awesome, wild and witty illustrations, which come together to create an unforgettable new character who is all about positivity, creativity, and kindness. Now that Groovy Joe is here, get ready to get groovy!

The neat thing is that if your children want to hear the song, they can visit the website to hear the free downloadable musical performance. They can hear this rocking story in English and Spanish. Neat, right? Make sure your kids also check out “The Groovy Dance,” – Joe’s very own disco doggy dance track!

groovy joe ice cream and dinosaurs

Eric Litwin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who merges music and early literacy together. He is the author of the first four Pete the Cat picture books and the exciting new musical series The Nuts. Eric’s books have sold more than 6.5 million copies and won eighteen state and national awards, including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award. Eric is a popular performing artist who plays guitar, sings, tells stories, and brings books to life. Visit him at


Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Duck! Rabbit!; Exclamation Mark; Steam Train, Dream Train; Shark vs. Train; and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, which has been on the bestseller list for over three years. He has also written and illustrated a number of books, including What Are You So Grumpy About, Cloudette, and E-mergency, a Publishers Weekly and Boston Globe Best Book of 2011.

GROOVY JOE: ICE CREAM & DINOSAURS is authored by Eric Litwin and Tom Lichtenheld and was released on August 30th! This book is ideal for children ages 3-6.

Good news! You can catch the next Joe story, Disco Party Bow Wow, in Fall 2017!

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One (1) winner will receive a GUITAR STRUMMIN’ & ICE-CREAM LOVIN’ prize pack, which includes:
~a copy of Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs
~a kid’s ukulele
~and kid-friendly ice cream dishes!

US only. Ends 9/20.

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*Scholastic sent me this title, and is also providing a prize pack for one winner from my site.

*No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends September 20, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. I would love to read this story to my three nephews! They would love it and the treat of ice cream served in their new bowls.

  2. Oh I would love to win and read this to our little one! We love reading stories at bedtime, and this sounds like such a fun read….and to sing along with!

  3. To my daughter, for whom “groovy” is currently one of her favorite words! (Daycare is staffed by gentle old hippies!)

  4. I would love to read this book to my niece and nephew. They love to read and be read to. I can’t see any kids that wouldn’t love this book. It definitely seems like it would make for fun and altogether silly time.

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