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 🙂
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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”
I have read these ones many times! My daughter used o love them. Especially the one where they ate the sofa!
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 🙂
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
Wow. That WAS short. Wow.
I LOVE the cover! It is pretty funny! I love Dav Pilkey's books! I really liked Cat Kong and Dogzilla!
Oh, yeah! I forgot about them. I've actually never read Cat Kong – I'll have to remedy that 🙂
How cute and what a change from Captain Underpants. I love few words too, so I'll look out for this. Thanks, Susanna!
You're welcome! I hope you like it 🙂 It's very cute and simple 🙂
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 :))
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!)
I love the George and Martha books, so I know I would enjoy this one. I'll be on the lookout for it. . . How fun!
Been a fan of Dav since The Halloweener Dog and Cat Kong etc. This looks so appealing. Thanks for sharing, Susanna!
I agree it sounds like the book is for ages 3-6 based on the excerpt. Sounds cute!
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…
P.S. I love the further discourse – that's what makes blogging fun 🙂
I hope you like it! 🙂 Will you let me know if you get this reply?
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.
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.
I got it, Susanna!!
This is a cute book. Like the theme about best friends and trouble. Very different from Captain Underpants. Like your activities.
Sounds like a very cute book. I do get your posts in my email and your comment responses as well.
Cupcake is 2 paws up on this one. Plus I LOVE The Stupids. Hilarious!
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!
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!
Hm. Can I accept Pilkey without the poop jokes?
I just don't know…
a short comment for your short post: book looks appealing—agree that younger ones can enjoy it.
Oh, hurray! Thanks so much for letting me know! 🙂
Glad you like it 🙂
They rip a sofa apart. Does that help? 🙂
Hm. Can I accept Pilkey without the poop jokes?
I just don't know…
4:30 p.m., Friday May 24
I would never have looked for this type of book from Dav Pilkey, Thanks for posting this. I just hope my library has it.
Hope you like it 🙂
It is a bit different than his usual fare – very cute and sweet for the little ones!
I really enjoy all his work – he has a great sense of humor and knows what appeals to kids. So funny – I had a lab partner in college whose name was Dave Pilkey 🙂
I know… I guess I've been on a bit of a dog theme lately 🙂 All for you, Rhythm, all for you 🙂
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
I can't believe someone else knows The Stupids! They've been a favorite in our house for years! 🙂
I think you're right – I might change it. It really is best for the little ones!
Glad you like the book, Rosi, and thanks so much for letting me know about the comments!
Sounds like a very cute book. I do get your posts in my email and your comment responses as well. noon, Friday May 24
Thanks, Pat! 🙂
This is a cute book. Like the theme about best friends and trouble. Very different from Captain Underpants. Like your activities. 11:59 a.m., Friday May 24
ACK! It's always something with these comments. I wish they would just work! Thanks for going all out to figure out how to comment, Laura! 🙂
I'm anxious to know if you get this one, Penny, because I'm trying replying a different way!
I think Julie might be right that 2-5 is even more appropriate – it's a young one! 🙂
Hope you like it Linda! 🙂
Gotta love a cute dog story =)
I got it!! :•)
Oh, yay! This is a whole new flavor of awesome! 🙂
I agree whole-heartedly! 🙂