Go, Dog. Go!

2 May

Do you know about Go, Dog. Go!?

<side note: that is a lot of punctuation for a short little sentence.>

Interestingly enough, that little punctuation-filled sentence is Luke’s first.  It’s also his favorite book.  Go, Dog. Go! is kept on the third shelf on his bookcase – the shelf that houses all the books that aren’t made of sturdy cardboard.  Essentially, the shelf that houses everything that needs to be kept away from sticky, little, grabby hands that yearn to tear, bend and shred paper pages.

I’m not even sure how Go, Dog. Go! found itself in my hands to read two weeks ago since I avoid those paper-paged books like vampires avoid sunlight and Luke avoids vegetables.  But, none the less, I read it and realized it is a book about Luke’s favorite things – dogs and cars.  Dogs in cars. Dog driving cars. Big dogs. Little dogs. Black and white dogs.  It also contains the word “go” quite a bit – one of Luke’s favorites these days.

Now, we get to read this book every day.  Multiple times every day.  When we try to read any other book, we are told “Go, Dog. Go!” and the offensive literature currently in hand is swatted away. Luke sits enraptured during the book – except to point out the “tree” (as in, “To the tree. To the tree.” <— jealous that you aren’t reading this fascinating stuff every morning, noon and night?).

And, when the book is done, he requests” more” – both verbally and in sign.  Only “more” sounds a little like “mow-ah” and is said in an octave that tiny rodents hide from, and in a tone that young English lads use to request additional porridge.

It’s pretty darn cute, I’ll admit.

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5 Responses to “Go, Dog. Go!”

  1. Teresa May 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I loved reading that book to my kids:) Ah, the happy memories this blog brings back to me.

    • JRaePhelan May 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      You shall now be the sole reader of Go, Dog. Go! in September on vacation.

  2. Kristin May 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I could have wrote this post Jess. Liam loves this book. For the longest time he called it “Go, Go, Go” I want to warn you that it is still one of our favorites over here so you may be stuck reading “Up the tree, up the tree, up they go to the top of the tree” for a “Dog party!” for years to come 😉 Happy Reading.

    • JRaePhelan May 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

      ha! I love that he will sit so calmly to listen to it, but doesn’t this book get on your nerves. I hate only two words per page. Luke particularly dislikes the “Now it is night” pages. He tries to get me to flip the page on those. I think he doesn’t like the suggestion that “night is not a time for play.”

  3. Teresa May 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    I will be thrilled to take over the reading:)

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