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Big Dog... Little Dog (A Bedtime Story)

by P. D. Eastman

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This classic book from P.D. Eastman tells the story of Fred and Ted, two dogs that are friends but also polar opposites. The book illustrates (both literally and through the text) how the two differ in a variety of ways, both physically (i.e., the big and little referenced in the title) and through personal choices. Things get especially hairy when they visit a hotel and the big dog ends up in a tiny bed while the little one sleeps in a super-large one.

I shared this book with my toddler class for a unit on dogs, and they absolutely loved it. They asked to hear it again on multiple occasions. Best of all, just by listening to this book they were absorbing information about the concept of opposites while learning that friends can enjoy different things/be different from one another yet still have fun together! ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Jan 12, 2014 |
A book about two mutts who are opposite in every way, but best friends nevertheless. This pre-school book is a great opportunity to present to the children that everyone is different in their own way but special. ( )
  kostonkarr | Mar 29, 2013 |
This book would be good for teaching ELLs because it offers text in both English and Spanish. It helps students learn opposites.
  charlottetokle | Nov 21, 2011 |
Fred and Ted are best friends with a lot of differences but they don't let that get in the way.
  alv003 | Dec 12, 2010 |
This would be a neat book to use to practice identifying opposites in Spanish. It is also bilingual, making it easy and fun to read alone.
  uncletony5295 | Sep 27, 2010 |
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Illus. in full color. "Two dogs who are opposite in every way are also the best of friends. The bold, colorful drawings are appealing and emphasize the concepts of size, color, and opposites."--Booklist.

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Two dogs are opposite in every way but are the very best of friends.

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