Reading goes to the dogs in this timeless Beginner book edited by Dr. Seuss. From big dogs and little dogs to red, green, and blue dogs, dogs going up and dogs going fast . . . who knew dogs were so busy? And laughter will ensue at the repeated question “Do you like my hat?” Like P. D. Eastman’s classic Are You My Mother? Go, Dog. Go! has been a go-to favorite for over fifty years, leaving audiences of all breeds wagging their tails with delight.
Firstly created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
“The canine cartoons make an elementary text funny and coherent and still one of the crucial best around.”–School Library Journal.
Life lessons? Romance? Literary instruction? Go, Dog. Go! offers all this and more, wrapped up in one simply worded, warmly hued package. The usage of 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 searching for deeper meaning in a beginning reader book, here you’ll be able to find nothing lower 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 on the earth. And the slow-to-bud romance between the cheerfully oblivious yellow dog and the mincing pink poodle explains more succinctly than most self-assist books what goes on in many grown-up relationships. Nonetheless, Eastman takes the concept that 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’ll also assist them make the magical connection between those mysterious black squiggles on the page, and the words they hear and speak. (Ages 4 to 8)