Read Across America - Dr. Seuss

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Dr. Seuss: LadyD Books

Yes, this is yours truly! I was surprisingly greeted by one of my favorite characters at a book signing event on a local military base last December. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Building a Nation of Readers

Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat!  Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day

March 2 is fast approaching and NEA members across the country are mobilizing millions of students, parents, VIP readers and leaders to join the nation's largest reading celebration, are you ready? Here are ten tips to make your event Seussational.
With Read Across America kicking off on the birthday of Dr. Seuss (March 2nd), I thought I would list many great links to printable teaching resources.

National Reading Day/Week
Dr.Seuss Printables
Dr. Seuss Word Search

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday
He was born on March 2nd in 1904. Find ideas for crafts, games, and other activities.

Make a Cat-In-The-Hat Hat

Go, Dog. Go!

Go, Dog. Go! was not written by Dr.Seuss. Yet it is an "I can Read It All By Myself" Beginner Books.


Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (June 12, 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394900200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394900209

Amazon.com Review

Life lessons? Romance? Literary instruction? Go, Dog. Go! offers all this and more, wrapped up in one simply worded, warmly hued package. Using single-syllable words in rhythmic repetition, and introducing colors and prepositions, this Seuss-styled classic has been an early favorite of children since 1961. For those looking for deeper meaning in a beginning reader book, here you'll find nothing less than a microcosm of life. Green dogs, yellow dogs, big dogs, little dogs. Dogs who prefer cars, dogs who favor skis. All represent the diversity a child will find in the world. And the slow-to-bud romance between the cheerfully oblivious yellow dog and the mincing pink poodle explains more succinctly than most self-help books what goes on in many grown-up relationships. Nonetheless, Eastman takes the concept of "primary" to heart, with his simple silly phrases and solidly colored illustrations. Not only will this book inspire peals of laughter in kids, it will also help them make the magical connection between those mysterious black squiggles on the page, and the words they hear and speak. (Ages 4 to 8) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

Review

"The canine cartoons make an elementary text funny and coherent and still one of the best around."--School Library Journal.  
From the Hardcover edition. -- Review
"The canine cartoons make an elementary text funny and coherent and still one of the best around."--School Library Journal. 

I love this review;

"My all-time favorite children's book. Big Dog. Little Dog. My son's first word was "dog". I loved this book when my teens were little and my little one (currently 6 ½ months) will sit through most of this book (sometimes all) when I read it to her now. It is a great "first reader" as the words are common and the pictures offer help in that when one reads "One big dog going in." and "Two little dogs going out." the picture shows just that. There are red, yellow and green trees, dogs "over the water", dogs "under the house" and lots more word pictures that are fun to read and easy to learn by. The three dogs having a party on a boat at night is just about my favorite line but I still get the most fun when it is night and the dogs are supposed to be asleep and one little one is laying in bed with his eyes wide open. Simply put every child should have this book in their library and reading it to a child should start at a very young age. My highest possible recommendation."

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