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

Go, Dog. Go! (1961)

by P. D. Eastman

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kindergarten series to use with other Dr. Suess beginner books.
  RachelHollingsworth | Feb 24, 2015 |
This book is about the development of a relationship. It is done through simple acts such as two dogs riding on a scooter, giving each other flowers, etc. However, each time they are rejected. It is a symbol for how real life relationships grow closer over time. The genre is rhyme and fantasy fiction.
  lauraleerose | Feb 15, 2015 |
Summary: Dogs of all combinations and colors are racing everywhere. The dogs are going up, down, going around in a circles, working, playing ball, diving in water, hitting tennis balls on top of a big balloon, and driving all over town in little race cars. The suspense builds as a troop of cars speeds toward an odd tree. At the top of the tree there is a big dog party.

Personal Reaction: I love this book! It is one of the only books that I can remember at a young age. The racing of different colored dogs caught my attention then and still does now. The party at the end brings the whole race to one get together in a huge tree. It's just a great book and it is an easy read for first time readers.

Classroom Extension: This is a classroom activity that is already listed on the book. For a classroom that I would like to teach this book would be great to help students to learn to read and to hear the rhymes of words.
  estep13 | Feb 11, 2015 |
That one dog getting ready to shoot the other dog out of the cannon at the dog party. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Feb 10, 2015 |
I enjoyed reading this book when I was very young. I remember my parents reading git to me, and also me reading it to myself, and eventually my brother. I loved the pictures. This book is a fantasy, since what happens in it is so far fetched. It is an adorable read. It talks about dogs in cars the whole time, and all of the different kinds of dogs that race around in cars. It has a systematic plot, it follows a patter, so it is the same thing over and over again. ( )
  NatalieCJones | Feb 2, 2015 |
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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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