We Go Together!

We Go Together!

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by Todd Dunn, Miki Sakamoto
     
 

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What goes together perfectly? A child and this bubbly, spirited picture book about all kinds of things that belong with each other! It's filled with rhythm and rhyme that begs to be read aloud, and illustrated with sunshine-bright, joyful art. "We go together like ice cream and cone" shows kids gazing in delight at huge scoops of multicolored ice cream, while a puppy

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What goes together perfectly? A child and this bubbly, spirited picture book about all kinds of things that belong with each other! It's filled with rhythm and rhyme that begs to be read aloud, and illustrated with sunshine-bright, joyful art. "We go together like ice cream and cone" shows kids gazing in delight at huge scoops of multicolored ice cream, while a puppy smiles happily at his piled-high bowl in "We go together like dog and bone." For "fire and dragon," the appealing green creature toasts marshmallows with his own breath, and adorable cows fiddle, dance, and leap in "cow and moo." Of course, the satisfying ending has the best pair-up of all: mother and child in a big hug with an "I love you" and two hearts intertwined.

In this NOOK kids Read to Me book, children can choose to hear the story read aloud, tap to enlarge text and pinch & stretch to zoom in on pictures.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K
Familiar items are paired in a rhyming text that builds the concept of association. "We go together like socks and shoes./We go together like cow and moo." The final page shows a parent and child and suggests, "We go together, that's what we do. We go together because you love me and I love you." Using the very readable pictures and predictable scheme, children will easily finish the lines. They will also enjoy thinking of other go-together pairs. The colorful illustrations are uncomplicated, yet interesting enough to encourage conversation. Dancing cows, a bathing skunk, and a fire-breathing dragon toasting marshmallows add subtle humor. A solid choice for building pre-literacy skills.
—Carolyn JanssenCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
In rhyming couplets and jaunty cartoons, this celebration of maternal love depicts images of a variety of matching pairs. The verse presents a string of similes--one line per page--and ranges from the everyday ("We go together like socks and shoes") to the fantastical ("We go together like fire and dragon"). The meter mostly works, but there is a forced syllable or two in the mix. Sakamoto's acrylic, gouache and pencil art grounds the text in a playful, kid-friendly world and uses a cast of multicultural people and lively animals. The last spread, featuring a Caucasian mother hugging her child of indeterminate gender opposite hearts, unfortunately steers the whole project into the cloying with the following line: "We go together, that's what we do, because you love me and…I love you!" While metaphor and simile are difficult for toddlers to grasp, the text is buoyant enough, and illustrations give youngsters plenty to admire and recognize. (Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402785214
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
11 MB
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Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Dunn lives in Holladay, UT, with his wife and three children in a house filled with music, sports, and imagination.

Miki Sakamoto studied fine arts and illustration at Cal State University in Long Beach, CA. She has illustrated numerous children's books, including her most recent Every Day's a Dog Day (2012, Simon and Schuster), written by Marilyn Singer. Miki lives in Irvine, CA.

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We Go Together! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
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ehch More than 1 year ago
This is such a fun book to read out loud! It's not obnoxious like some kid's books can be. This is a keeper!
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good rhymes, but too quiet in environments with any background noise and even in cars. regret purchasing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The books story and illustrations are good but it's too short and expensive.
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DrangonsLady More than 1 year ago
i read this book to my son every night. one of his favorite.
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Darren Trout More than 1 year ago
...and some nice pictures and rhymes make this read-to-me book worth buying.
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Kimberly Potopa More than 1 year ago
its cute, but not really worth the money...
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