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September Activities



Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs

Author: Eric Litwin;     Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld
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"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!"

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 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.

Signature rhyme, repetition, and musical writing style, combined with wild and witty illustrations come together to create an unforgettable new character who embodies positivity, creativity, and kindness. Groovy Joe is here, ready to get groovy!


Dinosaur Handprint Card

How to make dinosaur craft?


  • Cardstock Paper

  • Pom Poms

  • Big Googly Eyes

  • Glue 

  • Black Marker

  • Scissor


1. Fold a cardstock paper into half.

2. Trace the handprint of your child on one side.

3. Cut out the handprint keeping the top part intact. 

4. Cut out a shape of dinosaur's head and glue it at the back of the card’s top side. ​

5. It’s time to glue pom-poms on the dinosaur. 

6. Stick two googly eyes on the head. Make the dinosaur's mouth using a black marker.

7. Finally, let the child personalize the card with a lovely message for dad.

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