Go Away, Dog (My First I Can Read Book Series)

Go Away, Dog (My First I Can Read Book Series)

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by Joan L. Nodset, Paul Meisel
     
 

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Dog be gone!

The big old dog wants to play. Can a little boy make him go away?'Go away, dog,' the little boy says. 'I don't like dogs.' But the dog does not go away. Instead, it brings the boy a stick and wants to run races with him. Will an afternoon's play change the
boy's mind? Reformatted for emergent readers and with all-new full-color illustrations,

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Dog be gone!

The big old dog wants to play. Can a little boy make him go away?'Go away, dog,' the little boy says. 'I don't like dogs.' But the dog does not go away. Instead, it brings the boy a stick and wants to run races with him. Will an afternoon's play change the
boy's mind? Reformatted for emergent readers and with all-new full-color illustrations, Joan Nodset's beloved tale of a reluctant dog lover is as lively and engaging as ever.

Author Biography: Joan L. Nodset is the pen name of children's book veteran Joan Lexau, whose many titles include the I Can Read Books Don't Be My Valentine and The Rooftop Mystery, both illustrated by Syd Hoff. Ms. Lexau lives in Otisville, NY.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Trina Heidt
A little boy who thinks that he doesn't like dogs meets up with a persistent little pooch that wants desperately to play. As hard as he tries, the boy just can't seem to get rid of the lovable mutt and he finds out, soon enough, that maybe he doesn't want the dog to go away after all. Easy to read text and amusing illustrations make this another favorite "I Can Read Book."
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2A little boy doesn't like dogs until a friendly, white pup with black spots convinces him to reconsider his opinion. The dog does tricks, runs, and plays until the child takes him home. First published 30 years ago, the book is now in a "My First I Can Read" format. New, engaging, watercolor illustrations reflect the simple spirit of a youngster finding a new friend in a persistent canine. With its controlled vocabulary, this will be a surefire hit with emergent readers, a group always in need of a quality story.Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780780798489
Publisher:
Harpercollins Childrens Books
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
My First I Can Read Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Joan L. Nodset was inspired to write this story nearly forty years ago after catsitting Ptolemy, a friend's lovably moody feline. Ms. Nodset is also the author of Go Away, Dog and Who Took the Farmer's Hat? and wrote Crocodile and Hen: A Bakongo Folktale under the name Joan M. Lexau. She lives in Otisville, New York.

Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?, Energy Makes Things Happen, and What Happens to Our Trash? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Go Away, Dog 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet story. This book has been around since 1963 (not this illustrated version though). Fortunately enough children read it through until the end to have made it a favorite. The adults who find it "negative" either don't read it all the way to the satisfying conclusion or just don't understand childhood apprehension and ultimate acceptance as well as their 3 year old does.
ZC2 More than 1 year ago
My son started Kindegarten this year and I was looking to find books that were both easy and challenging for him to read. Any of the "I can read" books and the Level 1 etc.. books are great for kids that are just beginning to Learn to read. We have dogs so my son enjoyed this book.
JerZJen More than 1 year ago
My 3.5 year old LOVES this book. He and I read it together. And yes...he reads most of the words himself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great for my beginning reader!
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