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Big Dog...Little Dog (Beginner Books(R)) Hardcover – May 27, 2003

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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.

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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 250L (What's this?)
  • 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: 6.8 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Length: 3:09 Mins
This is an awesome book. It was originally published in 1973, and I remember reading it as a kid. Now that I've studied childhood development and learning theory a bit, I'm surprised at how well that this book applies many now standard teaching concepts. It really stands the test of time. Most of this book is about contrasts, big vs small, red vs green, upstairs vs downstairs, skiing vs skating. I like how it showed friendship and that the dogs were trying to accomplish things by going on vacation.

The version I'm reviewing is a small board book, which has very thick pages and is only about as big as my hand. This small format works, but there are other versions that are much bigger.

Pros:
+Lots of contrasts
+Excellent way to introduce many concepts to kids
+Fun story
+Great artwork

Cons:
-Why do they need a bird to tell them how to solve their problems?
-Why did they ski all day without thinking about where they would stay the night until it started getting dark?
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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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