Go, Dog. Go! Library Binding – Jun 12 1966
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Life lessons? Romance? Literary instruction? Go, Dog. Go! offers all this and more, wrapped up in one simply worded, warmly hued package. Using single-syllable words in rhythmic repetition, and introducing colors and prepositions, this Seuss-styled classic has been an early favorite of children since 1961. For those looking for deeper meaning in a beginning reader book, here you'll find nothing less than a microcosm of life. Green dogs, yellow dogs, big dogs, little dogs. Dogs who prefer cars, dogs who favor skis. All represent the diversity a child will find in the world. And the slow-to-bud romance between the cheerfully oblivious yellow dog and the mincing pink poodle explains more succinctly than most self-help books what goes on in many grown-up relationships. Nonetheless, Eastman takes the concept of "primary" to heart, with his simple silly phrases and solidly colored illustrations. Not only will this book inspire peals of laughter in kids, it will also help them make the magical connection between those mysterious black squiggles on the page, and the words they hear and speak. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"The canine cartoons make an elementary text funny and coherent and still one of the best around."--School Library Journal.See all Product Description
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"Dog. Big dog, little dog." That's how the story begins. How it ends? Read it and find out! You can either purchase it here online, or go to a store, or what I would do, rent it out from the library. I mean, why would you just go out and buy it, without knowing if you're going to like it? (I know that I'm supposed to try to make you buy it from here but I mean, I wouldn't. So I don't expect you to either.) All I'm here to do is to say how much I love and enjoy this book and think that you would too. I recommend it highly.
So after hearing what I have to say about it, go do something nice for your children and yourself, and go read this book.
I would rate this book a 3. It is good for very young children to read but it doesn't really have a point to it. I enjoyed it but I just don't think that the book is good for older children. I would suggest this book for people who are just learning to read or for people who like Dr. Suess books.
Years later I realize that Eastman's art is funny, while Seuss's is fantastic, and I prefer the former to the latter. As another reviewer mentioned, you can stare at these dogs for a long, long time. There's an incredible depth to their expressions and postures - especially surprising given the seemingly simple illustrations. (And yes, the insomniac dog who sleeps through the next morning's revile is one of my favorites, too. But so are the dogs having a party on a boat!)
The repetitive narration is similarly hypnotic, and you'll quickly find some of the expressions creeping into your every day dialog.
All in all, my very favorite childhood book, and one of the few that I still re-read a few times a year. END
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It is in the condition I expected. All the pages are intact and every word is readable.Published 14 months ago by Danny MacDougall
Love this book as a child. I'm happy to now share it with my nephews.Published 14 months ago by Krystal Nicholls
My son LOVES this book. Since the book is his, this review is his. (or what I think he would say if he could speak full sentances) lol
"I am 3 now and for the past year and a... Read more
This was one of my favorites as a child. It became a favorite of my daughter's as well. Now my son is hooked on it.
The book starts simply. Read more
My father winces whenever the subject of Go, Dog. Go! is brought up. This book wasn't just my favorite, I was obsessed with it. So, of course, Dad read it to me... Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2004 by James K. Foster
This book is timeless. I loved it as a child and I love it as an adult. The pictures are great for kids. As an adult, I love the pictures as much as my son. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004 by Robin Lapre
My first child (who is 5 1/2 now) loved this book. He would have me read the whole thing to him and then he would study the 'dog party' pages for, what seemed like, hours. Read morePublished on Jan. 25 2004 by Michael March
This book is an oldie but goodie. It brings back fond memories from my own childhood. Unlike other so-called "classics" that show their age with flaws (such as "Pat the Bunny"--... Read morePublished on Dec 23 2003 by Christine
First my two sons... now my 3 year old daughter. "Read Go Dog Go?" is heard many times throughout the week here. She LOVES this book.
This book is fun to read. Read more