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

Go, Dog. Go! (1961)

by P. D. Eastman

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I liked reading this book for a multitude of reasons. The rhyming scheme is one of the most captaining aspects of this book. It is easy to follow and immediately draws the reader in. The rhyme scheme makes the text flow extremely fluently and creates a unique rhythm. In addition, I like that the author incorporates some educational information into the text by writing about opposites and prepositions. Some examples of opposites in the story include, “big dogs and little dogs” and “black dogs and white dogs.” Some examples of phrases that showcase prepositions include, “the green dog is up” “the little dog is down,” “the blue dog is in,” and “the red dog is out.” Although it seems simple, it is a great way for young readers to be introduced to these topic in a fun format. The main idea of this story is friendship. The dogs in the story go on many separate, small adventures and in the end all come together to go to a party. All of the dogs have the most fun at the party because they are all together with their friends. ( )
1 vote KerryMcLaughlin | Sep 30, 2015 |
GO DO GO by P.D Eastman is a fantasy book about dogs doing things normal humans would do. There really is not plot to the story. It starts out explaining the difference between a big dog and a small dog. It then goes on to explain that there are dogs in a rowboat and drive cars just like normal humans do. The illustrations in the book are color penciled drawings on each page. A good way a teacher could use this book in a classroom is if they were to explain what people do in their daily lives like driving a car or going in the boat. ( )
  SSamson0 | Sep 23, 2015 |
summery: basically shows dogs doing different things such as riding, climbing, or moving in some way. I feel like this is a very good book for first time readers.

personal: like before I just loved dr. Seuss books as a kid and now see it as a great way to help teach children to read by the smaller sentences and such.

classroom extensions:1. you could have them do different things such as running or climbing to get a feel for the book before you read to them.
2. have them write about their favorite activity such as running or riding a bike.
  Matthew.Pluff | Jul 6, 2015 |
One of my all time favs! ( )
  mizlgw | May 23, 2015 |
Go, Dog. Go Is a book by P.D. Eastman in the Beginner Books collection which stems from the Dr. Seuss series. I enjoyed this book very much because of its use of words and its use of motion. The book uses various sight words and prepositions throughout the story. This book is wonderful for introducing prepositions since it uses very simple sentences. Also, almost every page in this book has some sort of motion in the text as well as the pictures. On every page there is a dog moving in a transportation vehicle or jumping, running, and climbing. This sense of motion makes the book very exciting to read and introduces modes of transportation like boats, helicopters, and cars. The main idea of this book is to increase reader fluency since there is no story to this book. ( )
  pduste1 | Apr 20, 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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