Text Set “DOGS”
Eastman, P. D.
Go Dog Go!
New York: Random House, 1961.
Go Dog Go!
is a humorous fiction/fantasy written in rhyming text.
touches on culture and diversity through all the different dogs and their
The dogs who are all shapes, sizes, and colors-black,
white, yellow, green, blue, pink, are the main characters who zoom around
in cars, ride in Ferris wheels, and generally have a great time while
making their way to the big tree.
As the dogs happily make their way to
the party they illustrate simple concepts such as compare and contrast, and
cause and effect.
Freymann, Saxton, and Joost Elffers.
New York: Scholastic, 2001.
You do not have to be a dog lover to love
Saxton takes many
favorite dog phrases and turns them into fruit and vegetable sculptures.
He wittily reworks familiar dog phrases for a whole new level of humor
Dog figures carved out of different fruits and vegetables
“act out” different phrases.
When you combine the pepper puppies,
Cauliflower Canines, Banana Beagles and all the other ingredients you get
Joy, Angela, and Nicola Slater.
United States: Little Tiger Press, 2005.
When Joe’s mother takes him to pick out a dog, she suggests many
different ones through wonderful rhythmic text.
Jim knows right away
that he does not want any of these dogs that his mother has described.
picks the small shy Scottie that he first saw.
is an interactive
Fiction text that children can physically touch and feel the soft fabric coats
that each dog has.
Clutton-Brock, Juliet. Dog: Eyewitness Books.
New York: Random House, 1991.
Eyewitness has a large assortment of books that are great informational
references for topics such as dogs.
has a large amount of
full color photos of each different breed of dog.
This book also contains
the natural history, habitats, and domestication of each dog breed.
describes how dogs evolved from the wolf, how social behavior enables
both wild and tame dogs to survive, and how each breed differs from the