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Book Review:    Go, Dog, Go! 

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Top Pick This classic P.D. Eastman story is just right for budding readers who have grown out of their Bob Books. In fact, it is a wonderful read-aloud for preschoolers too. As an early reader, there are few books better than this one. It features the repetition of key phrases, and a mix of easy words like "dog" and "big" and common sight words that make beginner readers topnotch. Best of all, it is a delightful, multi-topic story that is filled with humor, a bit of whimsy, and plenty of activity (as the title suggests). 

Plenty of colorful dogs demonstrate important early learning concepts — "It is hot here in the sun" and "It is not hot here under the house". A running story line, in which two dogs meet and one asks if the other likes her hat, is arguably the one most likely to bring a smile to a young child's face. Kids love it when the red dog frankly answers, "I do not like that hat", and are delighted when he finally does like the other dog's hat choice. 

Many parents of young children today have read this book when they were young, and are not surprised it is still around for their own kids to enjoy. 

The hardback is approximately $7 US.


  • Humorous story that is simple, yet multi-layered.
  • Great for both reading aloud and early independent reading attempts.


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Published: 1961 By: Random House Ages 2-6  


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Reviewed August 2001   Comments? Email us.

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