Saturday, April 7, 2012

Welcome to Master Brooks's Bookses

Master Brooks's Bookses
My grandson Brooks has consented to assist me with my blog from time to time by reviewing books. An avid listener, Brooks enjoys all types of literature from classics like Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny to more modern releases such as Sandra Boynton’s Perfect Piggies.
Today Brooks reviews P. D. Eastman’s Go, Dog. Go! (To establish the appropriate literary mood, hum a few bars of the Masterpiece Theatre theme song before reading the review.)
“I find Go, Dog. Go! a delightful combination of  whimsical pictures, rhyming words, and  rollicking pace. I’ve re-titled it Go! Go! Go! because it rhymes with “No! No! No!” which has lately become one of my favorite phrases, accompanied by the requisite extended index finger. Deceptively simple, at first glance Go, Dog. Go! appears to be a lighthearted, children’s book. But it is much more. I discover new insights each time I hear it read—which is about 6 or 7 times every single night. I give this book an enthusiastic five-out-of-five goldfish.”

If you have children’s books you would like Brooks to review, please suggest them in a comment.


  1. Ah! Love this review. He is quite the little genius. I will try to think of some children's books for him to reveiw, as his insights have been most helpful:)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Brandi. I'll bet you have some good books to suggest.

  3. We are enjoying "Go, Dog, Go" as well, but Jesse is a little bothered by the fact that one dog does not like the other dog's hat.

    I'm a fan of Sandra Boynton's "The Going to Bed Book." Perhaps Master Brooks should peruse it at his leisure.

    1. I will see if I can get a copy of "The Going to Bed Book" onto his reading list, as I'm a fan of Sandra Boynton as well.


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