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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I am old enough to remember the difference between a book labeled "by P.D. Eastman" and a book labeled "by P.D. Eastman (Abridged)." There was a day when publishers felt compelled to be honest about their product, which allowed us consumers to easily make an informed choice about what we wanted to buy.
I for one still want that choice from publishers and urge any and all of you who care about books to not purchase this Random House Bright and Early Board Book, at least until they are a little more honest in their practices.
Treat your baby to the *real* Go, Dog, Go! My 13-month old daughter happily sits through the full version, and enjoys the way it builds up to its big ending. You may end up with a couple of torn pages, but it's an honorable fate for a book to be loved to death.
I first read this book about 40 years ago; it has made an indelible impression on me. I started reading GDG (the original version) to my son when he was a few months old--he loved it. I tried reading the board version (this edition) to him about the same time--he and I both hated it.
Stick with the original; don't bother with this one.
"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.
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Excellent book! My kids are enjoying it as much as I did as a child.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It is in the condition I expected. All the pages are intact and every word is readable.Published 19 months ago by Danny MacDougall
Love this book as a child. I'm happy to now share it with my nephews.Published 19 months ago by Krystal Nicholls
A family Classic, that I used to read to my 50 year old daughter and am still reading it to young children all the time.Published 22 months ago by Susan McMurray
Quick shipping such a classic book everyone should have a copy I bought this one for a friend after talking about it :)Published on June 26 2014 by Lindsay
This was a favorite book of mine as a kid. I bought it for my daughter and she loves it just as much. Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2012 by Ghislaine
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
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Although my parents frequently tell me I was reading from cereal boxes and newpapers before this, the first time I vividly remember reading a book was sitting in my Aunt's lap and... Read morePublished on April 25 2004 by Tim Brough