A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Kids learn about rhyming words, dog behavior, and pet ownership.
Snow Dog, Go Dog imparts positive messages about frolicking in the snow, especially with dogs.
Positive Role Models
Tinka the dog and the young boy in her family have a sweet, highly engaged relationship.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the picture book Snow Dog, Go Dog (the third book in a series that also includes Fun Dog, Sun Dog and Cool Dog, School Dog) shows a child and a dog frolicking in the snow and having adventures. Deborah Heiligman's exuberant and often silly rhymes and Tim Bowers' colorful illustrations add to the fun.
Is It Any Good?
Snow Dog, Go Dog celebrates the joy of a wagging, playful pet who's always there to greet you, play with you, act silly, and share adventures. Rhyming and repetition, along with lively, colorful illustrations, capture the pure delight of connecting with beloved animals. Dog-loving kids will enjoy Tinka's silliness and the way her boy cares for her. Parents will like the way rhyming and repetition make language as much fun as playing in the snow with your dog.
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