Perfect Picture Book Friday – The Complete Adventures Of Big Dog And Little Dog

Woo-hoo!  It’s Perfect Picture Book Friday!

I’m sure you’ll all be thrilled to know that I’m in a mad rush today, which means I shall attempt brevity (stop laughing – I can hear you!), which means a quicker than usual read for you 🙂

Title: The Complete Adventures Of Big Dog And Little Dog
Written & Illustrated By: Dav Pilkey
Harcourt, June 2003, Fiction

Suitable For Ages: publisher says 4-8, I’d say 3-6

Themes/Topics: friendship, humor

Opening: “Big Dog and Little Dog are hungry.  Big Dog and Little Dog want food.”

Brief Synopsis: (from the jacket) “Big Dog is ready for some fun!  Little Dog is ready too.  Join these irresistible puppy pals on five zippy adventures, together for the first time in one cozy picture book collection.”

Links To Resources: activities to help teach opposites, opposites worksheets, friendship activities

Why I Like This Book: You may be familiar with Dav Pilkey from The Stupids or Captain Underpants.  This is a different side of him – simple and sweet with gentle humor.  These two dog friends do everything together (including get in trouble!) and always look out for each other.  These five stories were originally published separately but are now all together in one book which gives them the feel of George And Martha or Frog And Toad, but with a lot less text.  Simple and fun, I know from experience that these stories appeal to very young readers.  And also, as many of you may have figured out, I like dogs 🙂

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

So there you have it!  Wasn’t that the shortest post ever?

Oh, except, due to a blog comment yesterday I’m all worried about my comment system.  I’m going to try replying differently.  I would be EXTREMELY grateful if you guys could let me know if you’re receiving my replies to your inbox or not today!

Have a great, safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone!  And PPBF bloggers, please be sure to leave your post-specific link on the list below so we can all come see what you have to share! 🙂

44 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – The Complete Adventures Of Big Dog And Little Dog

  1. Andrea says:

    I have read these ones many times! My daughter used o love them. Especially the one where they ate the sofa!

  2. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    Oh, I know! I love that one 🙂 And I love the picture where Bog Dog and Little Dog are lonely sleeping alone so they both get in Little Dog's teeny bed 🙂

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    I have read these ones many times! My daughter used o love them. Especially the one where they ate the sofa! 5:38 a.m., Friday May 24

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  3. Catherine says:

    How cute and what a change from Captain Underpants. I love few words too, so I'll look out for this. Thanks, Susanna!

  4. patientdreamer says:

    haha…. amazing this is so short and no cake either 😦 lol. Love your cute choice today. Looks so sweet. Think I will check this one out just so I can read up on their adventures. Thanks Susanna! (ps.. I still get a buzz when I see “your link has been accepted” or something like that :))

  5. Wendy Greenley says:

    Good doggy choice, Susanna! And yes, I get your replies in my email inbox (but you should know since I sometimes can't restrain myself from further discourse and so am one of the 2200 messages you had to delete this week!)

  6. Linda Boyden says:

    Been a fan of Dav since The Halloweener Dog and Cat Kong etc. This looks so appealing. Thanks for sharing, Susanna!

  7. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    I'm glad you like today's selection 🙂 And I thought you probably had been getting my replies in your inbox, but I want to know if you get this one which I'm sending a different way… I don't think it's going to work…

  8. pennyklostermann says:

    This book sounds like a great one for the classroom! Kids would love those opposite worksheets! I do not get all comments. Just your replies to my comment, which is exactly perfect! I will let you know if I get today's reply.

  9. Laura Anne says:

    Well, my dog has demanded I find this book at our library! (She was reading over my shoulder.) I've been rec'vg an email from you whenever you reply to my comments. HOWEVER—when I tried to comment today it wouldn't let me do it the way I always have. It said my email was already in use by someone else. When I tried signing in through Disqus it wouldn't accept me 😦 So I finally signed in with my gmail account. ??? Hope you have a grand weekend. We have a parade and a carnival at our church to participate in – it will be a busy one.

  10. Patricia Tilton says:

    This is a cute book. Like the theme about best friends and trouble. Very different from Captain Underpants. Like your activities.

  11. Rhythm says:

    haha! Dog Week! Excellent! I've not seen these Big and Little Dog books before. But I like Dav Pilkey. He did Dogzilla! I'll have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Teresa Robeson says:

    Hah! For once, I know (and adore) a PPBF book! 😉 My kids are intimately familiar with Captain Underpants (I won't tell you what our secret identity names are…*groan*) but before they fell under the spell of CU, we were all HUUUUGE fans of the sweeter (or at least the more endearing, and not so potty-entrenched) side of Dav Pilkey via all his wonderful Dragon books. 🙂 Like some other commenters, I also loved his Kat Kong, Dogzilla, Halloweiner, etc. books. He's the insane brother I wish I had. LOL!

    Have a fabulous Friday, Susanna!

  13. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    I know… I guess I've been on a bit of a dog theme lately 🙂 All for you, Rhythm, all for you 🙂

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    Rhythm (Guest):

    haha! Dog Week! Excellent! I've not seen these Big and Little Dog books before. But I like Dav Pilkey. He did Dogzilla! I'll have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing! 2:33 p.m., Friday May 24

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  14. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    Glad you like the book, Rosi, and thanks so much for letting me know about the comments!

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    Sounds like a very cute book. I do get your posts in my email and your comment responses as well. noon, Friday May 24

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