Go, Dog. Go!

  • Title: Go, Dog. Go!
  • Author: P.D. Eastman
  • Illustrator: P.D. Eastman
  • Publisher: Beginner Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
  • Publication year: 1961
  • Brief Summary: From Barnes & Noble-“Whether by foot, boat, car, or unicycle, P. D. Eastman’s lovable dogs demonstrate the many ways one can travel…”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – I think it is important to specify that P.D. Eastman’s books were only edited by Dr. Seuss and not done by him or in conjunction with P.D. Eastman. I think there is quite a bit that can be used in this book for young children. Firstly, children are learning basic colors and can identify colors in this book. Additionally, young children learn directions and this is a book that can help enforce that.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it. – Another sort of absurdist story but the colorful, full of action illustrations I think would keep a child’s interest. One illustration I found the most involved is of the two-page spread of all the dogs finally in bed for the night. There is a lot of detail in that one illustration.

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