There is a very special foil-covered 50th Anniversary Party Edition of Go, Dog. Go that has been released and fans of P.D. Eastman, the author, are eager to get their “paw” on a copy. Available for only a limited time this has become a highly collectible edition. This book with only 75 different words was written for beginning readers and published in 1961.
Go, Dog. Go features lots of dogs: red dogs, blue dogs, big dogs, little dogs. There are dogs riding bicycles, scooters, skis, and roller skates. There are dogs driving all sorts of vehicles. They are all on their way to a big dog party held on top of a tree. The story describes the actions and interactions of this highly mobile group of dogs.
The book introduces the concept of color with simple language and humor. (“The blue dog is in. The red dog is out.”) In another part of the story many dogs are sleeping in an enormous bed. (“The dogs go to sleep. They will sleep all night.”) Then the dogs are jumping out of bed to the encouragement of a green dog. The book proves to you and your child that reading has not gone to the dogs.