Go, Dog Go (I Can Read It All By Myself, Beginner Books)

by P. D. Eastman

Hardcover, 1961



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Random House/Beginner Books (1961), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 72 pages


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

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Physical description

72 p.; 9.1 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member k8seren
To this day, my mom and I still act out:
"Hello again"
"Do you like my hat?"
"I do NOT!"
"goodbye again"
LibraryThing member Laura_Martorana
This is a classic beginner book that get's kids excited about reading with unconventional humorous sentences and pictures. It is an excellent vocabulary builder for really young kids who are first starting to read and can learn to identify colors, actions, and prepositions.
LibraryThing member jeemra
This is one of those books that might be the first book a child reads on his or her own. It is a great way for children to learn vocabulary of colors, directions, and places. It is geared toward pre-school students, and the pictures are very fun to look at! This story is great and was the first
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book I learned to read on my own! I most definitely recommend this book!
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LibraryThing member dchaves
This is a book to give graduate students. Go, Dog, Go - its what you feel like in gradute school. I love that you can NOT like my hat.
LibraryThing member Hamburgerclan
A lonely pink dog, determined to win the heart of the fellow she loves, decides to impress him with her headgear. Unfortunately, this love interest has no taste in hats, and consistently tells her he does not like her hat. Their multicolored friends, eager to help, try to do
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so by going through mazes, driving around in cars, playing on blimps, etc. until finally they stage a huge dog party in an incredibly sturdy tree, where the protagonist's headwear finally attracts the attention of the love interest and they ride off into the sunset.
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LibraryThing member library-lisa
Do I like this book? I do, I love this doggie book!
This beloved book was the first one I ever read on my own all those years ago, and it still near and dear to me. How can you not absolutely fall for the rhyming text, the dogs stopping and going and playing all over town. And don't forget the love
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interest... it says go ahead ladies keep pluggin away and eventually he will conform to your ways (hat loving or otherwise) It is a must have in anyone's library
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LibraryThing member TheSeriousGirl
Better for reading out loud than full length version, which does not rhyme.
LibraryThing member mayalanda
This book is just "fair" for a toddler. It doesn't have much of a plot and it seems to go on forever. However it does teach "over" and "under" etc. and it has some interesting illustrations.
LibraryThing member conuly
This book is really an early reader, it's not *intended* for children under that age, though of course it can function as a read-aloud for little-little ones. (Not always - my younger niece won't always sit through this one, it's a bit long!)

There are two running plots in the book, one about hats,
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and one about where the dogs are all ultimately going; these two plots meet marvelously at the end of the book. (For *months*, I couldn't go a day without having to re-enact "Do you like my hat? I do, I like that hat, what a party hat!" with the older niece!)

Most of the book, however, is caught up with just basic vocabulary words, mostly about dogs - "One dog going in, three dogs going out" or "The sun is up, the sun is yellow, the yellow sun is over the house".

This can be a little tedious, but I the kids don't seem to think so - even at their fidgiest, they want me to say every word.
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LibraryThing member Charlee526
Easy read! Wonderful to help children learn to read!
LibraryThing member Justy
With a small list of repeating words this story quickly engages the young mind. My son always loves getting to the last page where they climb the tree to the "Dog Party!"
LibraryThing member Cottonwood.School
Some dogs drive cars, others have parties in treetops.
LibraryThing member awidmer06
Genre: Fantasy
Age Appropriateness: Primary
Review: This book is a good example of fantasy because the dogs are personified and perform human tasks. However, the story contains no real plot, which makes it hard to stay interested. It is written for beginner readers who are practicing sounds and
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rhymes. The pages offer insight to various activities dogs can do, such as sleeping and riding bicycles.
Media: This book is a good example of pencil media because the pictures are drawn with pencils. The pencils allow the illustrations to be different dimensions, colors, shades, textures, and blends. The pencils also enhance the pictures by offering various shades of the color.
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LibraryThing member carlabrite
This story is about dogs! Many different sizes, shapes, and colors of dogs. The dogs display the use of opposites to tell the story. The story is repetitive and comical. I enjoyed this story and the children appear to enjoy the funny things all the dogs do. This story could be used in an unit about
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dogs, to learn about positional concepts, and to learn beginning sight words.
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LibraryThing member kyllegerski
i love this book because it is about dogs
LibraryThing member dbhutch
This book is an early reader book. It helps to teach by repeating names of colors, numbers and objects. The dogs in this story do a number of things from being in a tree, to in cars to out at sea, to a huge dog party.
LibraryThing member msmalnick
Full of racing dogs and snooty b*tch*s (literal b*tch*s here), this little adventure ends with the most fabulous tree party you'll ever see.
LibraryThing member chelsealouise
Genre: I would definitely classify this as poetry, because even though it is primary, it teaches how to rhyme certain phrases together to make sense. It flows easily from page to page, and even in its most primitive form, shows us different things that "go" through the eyes of different "dog
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situations". It can make poetry fun for everyone, even though this is a silly story and wouldn't happen in real life.

The media that is used in this book looks like ink for outlining and colored pencil to fill it all in. The illustrations in this book are very small and detailed, but they are fun and all colored in deliberately in primary colors. It also looks like graphite pencil for different black and white outlines and stencils throughout various pages. This is a great book for children to look at for how to draw dogs.
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LibraryThing member mpy271
It's a good book. It is funny! And cool.
LibraryThing member carka
This is just about right for Maggie at 20 months ... she knows most of the words and can pick out the actions of the doggies.
LibraryThing member mmuncy
This book is about dogs doing different things, such as being in trees and driving in cars. The dogs finally all end up at a party in a tree.

This was a cute book, but it’s one of those that if I hade to read it very many times I would be looking for a place to hide it.

This would be a good first
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book to practice sight words.
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LibraryThing member sjordet
"Go, Dog. Go!" is a fun story by P.D. Eastman that shows dogs doing crazy things. Some dogs are on a boat while others are on a ferris wheel. There are different types of dogs in the story - big, little, green, blue, black, white, yellow, red, etc. All the dogs are constantly on the go until a
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little bird tells them to stop because there is a red light. Once the light changes to green again, the dogs take off and head to a party. The common thread in the story is the interaction between two dogs. The one dog asks the other if he likes her hat to which he constantly replies that he does not. Eventually, after creating a party hat, the dog with the hat asks the other dog if he likes her hat. This time, he responds that he does.

It is a great story for teaching students about colors or prepositions. Almost every page uses prepositions to describe where the dogs are or what they are doing. The story also uses a lot of comparison to compare two groups - i.e. big vs. little, red vs. blue, etc.
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LibraryThing member lrummy
This story is perfect for beginning readers. They can use the illustrations to figure out the words. The dogs are humanized in the story to help kids relate to it. It teaches opposites, greetings, colors, and positions in space. It is a fun way to learn about regular things.
LibraryThing member AndreaByrnes
The essential starter book for young readers.
LibraryThing member ashtonrice
cute book about dogs in a maze!






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