I am sure many of you who have children experience the repetitive requests that they have on a daily basis. In our home, it either has to do with snacks, movies, tv shows, or books.
Each night we have a routine where we sit down and read together before bed. I have a special library books bin that they get to choose one book from. I often have to make them rotate the books that we read each night because if they had their way, they would read the same book over and over again.
We have not been to the library since school started, so we have been reading our own books right now. We do have a good selection, but for some reason my kids insist that I read their favorite: “Go, Dog. Go!” by P.D. Eastman.
At first I really enjoyed the book, because it is actually one that was read to me as a little girl. It is definitely a classic. I was checking out the copyright in it and it says copyright 1962.
The book is an easy read that talks all about dogs doing things. Here is an example of one of the pages:
I decided to look up a little info about this book and I wound up coming across this great video where someone put the Go Dog Go story into a video format and narrated it. Apparently they did it for their son. I think it is really great and I can’t WAIT to show my kids!
I never understood the part where the girl dog asks the boy dog about her hat and he always says that he doesn’t like it. I feel like he is being rude to her all time. I don’t really want my kids to say to eachother that they don’t like what the other is wearing. What do you think about that part? I am probably totally over reacting over something so stupid. LOL I do like at the end though that he finally likes one of her hats. I make a big deal about that part. LOL
So, how about you and your kids? Any favorite classic books that you enjoy reading together? And if your kids are already grown, do you remember a favorite book that they had that they would make you read over and over? I would love to hear!
We love reading any Dr Sues books, but our favorite bedtime book is Goodnight Moon!!!
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Leslie - La Mama Naturale' says
As a kid- Corduroy the Bear was a classic! I also remember Happy Birthday Moon – but the Suess books were definitely a hit! We do storytime every day and at bedtime. My son loves books. Right now he loves The Hungry Caterpillar, The Little Red Caboose, The Fire Engine, Big Red Barn, Doggies, I Love You Daddy…the list goes on! 🙂 We love the library too. I recently organized my sons books because he has so danG many that they were on the floor. I’m currently looking for a bookshelf! LOL! 😉
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Night Owl Mama says
this is one of our favorites too. just watched your video from the summer when the kids started Woo whoo good for you That has got to be fantastic to be done to 1 child and having 2 in school full time. Enjoy that before the baby arrives. 🙂
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I realize this comment is delayed…but, I think it’s fine that the dog tells the girl dog with hats that he doesn’t like them. She asks him and therefore he should tell the truth. I think it’s a great lesson either way to talk with your children about. If you don’t want the truth, don’t ask the question. If she said, “I love my hat!” and he replied, “That is a terrible hat” than that would be rude. I read it as a simple “I do not like that hat” after being directly asked if he likes it. Anyway, it’s a fun book. Seattle Children’s Theatre will be putting on a play of this book in January 2011. This is back by popular demand. We saw it a few years ago and it was brilliant!