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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Beginner Books(R)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (May 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375822976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375822971
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Big Dog . . . Little Dog has been reformatted into a Beginner Book to join P. D. Eastman?s other classics:
Go, Dog. Go! and Are You My Mother? This delightful book chronicles a day in the life of Ted and Fred?two dogs who are different in every way, but also the best of friends. An irreverent introduction to the concepts of size, color, and opposites, with additional art and text by the creator?s son, Tony Eastman.

About the Author

P. D. Eastman was one of the stars of the Beginner Books line with beloved classics like Are You My Mother?; Go, Dog. Go!; The Best Nest; and more!


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Customer Reviews

Simple words, basic rhymes and a story that teaches them basic concepts.
beck767
I would definitely recommend this book if you have kids, or just like some light reading to cheer you up once in a while.
Jennifer Sights
We have this book in paperback, and my 3 year old daughter has loved it since she was 2.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Bratcher on February 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Big Dog ... Little Dog was probably the first book I read on my own. 20 years ago my uncle read all of P D Eastman's stories to me and now I get to read these same stories to his children. The illustrations are beautiful and the stories just as wonderful. No child should grow up without hearing these stories just once.

The only problem is that the stories can be so funny they don't really work as bed time stories, I mean, the dogs do some of the silliest things that will keep your kids laughing for hours after.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
I made my father read this book to me every night when I wasyoung, and I knew it so well I could tell if he tried to skip pages!This book will always be my all-time favorite book for children. I adored knowing what Ted and Fred should do before they did!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sherry Robertson (pandora331@yahoo.com) on February 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
I bought this book for my son, it was his favorite and I he insisted that I read it to him everynight. When I became a day-care teacher, I took the book with me to read to my class of three-year-olds. It soon became a favorite of theirs as well. It eventually got old and torn, my son never forgave me for taking it to class. My son is now 20 years old with a son of his own. I am buying this book again for my new grandson. My son will be thrilled and I'm sure that my grandson will consider this book to be his favorite as well. This book shows how different we all are, yet we can all be friends and live happily together, because of, and inspite of, our differences.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By luvmylilgirl on July 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 2 1/2 yr old loves this book! It is a great bedtime read. It teaches opposites and colors, and it's one I don't mind reading over and over again. It also conveys that these two dogs are great friends, even though they have totally opposite preferences.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Greg Bernzen on December 1, 1999
Format: Paperback
This was one of my favorite books when i was little. I loved it so much i wanted to read it every night. It is a great beginers book. Along with all of P. D. Eastmans novels for children. It is a must have book for everyone old and young.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Annabel on February 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My little girl loves this story, it's a simple, easy to understand yet entertaining story. I also found it useful for teaching her words, on each page I would ask her to find things for me or I would point at something and aske her to tell me what it was. She thoroughly enjoyed this game and learned a lot of new words through playing it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Miles Price on December 18, 2004
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I'm thirty years old and I've been searching for this book for 12 years. For the longest time, I thought it was called "Fred and Ted Are Friends". Thank goodness for Amazon's search-inside-the-book feature!!

The book is about two dogs (Fred and Ted) who live together and learn the meaning of communication and cooperation. I love this book because it reminds me of being at my grandma's house. If you've got kids, I'd recommend picking this up for them too to enjoy and treasure.

Just don't get rid of it when they get too old, because they'rgoing to want it again around the time they turn 25.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Spencer Medvick on January 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
My son rarely likes to sit still for a story, so there are few "hits" with him. This book is one of them. He'll listen to it every once in a while, but he really enjoys "reading" it himself. The friendship is obvious, and the funny predicaments the friends find themselves in delight this 3-year-old.
I think kids who DO like to be read to would enjoy it more. There is a small story about friendship and problem resolution, and differences - opposites - are treated with humor. All in all, a very nice little book for the 2 - 4 crowd.
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