I have the original version (1963) and mine has the following inscription written by my mother: "This was a library book I checked out for Lisa when she was 4 and 1/2 years old. She loved it so much she kept putting off taking it back and one day 'could never find it again'. Later, she told me she hid it and by then I had paid the library for it. Her most favorite book then and for a long time." I cherish my copy of Go Away Dog and am buying the new version for good friend's baby shower.