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Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman

Go, Dog. Go! (1961)

by P. D. Eastman

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One of the nightly requests for about a year. This book is jammed packed with examples of colors, adverbs, conflicting interests, and most of all dogs. Children really pay attention to this one when read with different voices. Fun for about the first week to parents.
Happy Reading Kids! ( )
  wickedshizuku | May 12, 2014 |
To this day, my mom and I still act out:
"Hello again"
"Do you like my hat?"
"I do NOT!"
"goodbye again"
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1 vote k8seren | Feb 6, 2014 |
It is a book about dogs and each page has opposite type of dogs on it. Great book that shows opposites. Grades K-2. ( )
  JBALE | Dec 9, 2013 |
This book means so much to me. After all, I learned how to read on this book! ( )
  ryan_bailey12 | Nov 22, 2013 |
I really enjoyed reading “Go, Dog. Go!” because the author, P.D. Eastman, explains the illustrations through simple adjectives that allow children to understand the text. For example, “One little dog going in. Three big dogs go out.” Eastman clearly shows one little dog entering the maze, while on the next page, he shows three big dogs leaving. The illustrations are clear because the big dogs are significantly larger than the little dog. Not only does Eastman convey the images through descriptions, but the dogs interact with one another teaching young students social interactions. An example of social interactions in the text pertain to two dogs greating one another and then leaving. He depicts one dog greating another, “Hello!”. This shows children that when we great one another, it is proper to say “hello”. Next, he shows the dogs saying “Good-by” to one another as one dog exits. This is another example of how Eastman used casual interaction between characters to show children how to properly greet and leave others. The images in the book are very vivid and bright making the book visually appealing. Not only are the colors in the book used to capture the attention of readers, but the author uses these colors to describe the dogs, plants and houses. For example, on page 22, Eastman shows a green dog in a helicopter over a tree. The text reads, “A green dog over a tree.” On the next page, the illustration shows a yellow dog under a tree. The text reads, “A yellow dog under a tree.” These are both examples of how Eastman uses colors to describe his characters and their location in relevance to the tree. “Go, Dog. Go!” is a great children's book that uses colors and descriptions to explain the images to the reader. ( )
  NoahGray | Sep 23, 2013 |
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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)

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A vocabulary-building story about dogs engaged in every imaginable type of activity.

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