I just bought a bunch of children’s books from Amazon for my friend’s new baby. I bought all the books I remember my dad reading to me.
One of the books was P.D. Eastman’s “Go Dog Go” which was a “Book for beginning reader” i believe. In fact it was the first book I read myself. The version I had was hardcover, about 5"x 10" with paper pages.
Being that I am cheap, I bought the “board book” version for my friend, since it was a little cheaper. Last night I opened up the Amazon package to read the books and something wasn’t right about “Go Dog Go”…
A board book i sabout a 3" x 4" book with hard cardboard pages. I also got the “Hop on Pop” board book. Both books seemed to have the same number of pages.
There was a part in “Go Dog Go”, I THOUGHT, that involved 2 dogs on scooters with hats on. One dog rolls up and says “Do you like my hat?” and the other says “no” and they say goodbye and roll off. Then the “narrative” continues about dogs going. I think they appear a couple times in the book. It was a seriously funny non-sequitor and I distinctly remember my family saying “do you like my hat?” all the time, in reference to this book.
Now my brother is saying I’m mental and the “do you like my hat?” thing is NOT from “Go Dog Go.” He thinks it’s from something else, and that they wouldn’t edit a children’s book.
I say bullshit. Those dogs on scooters with hats DO show up in the book, except it just says something like “dogs go on scooters.” Meh!
I think they edited the book to make it fit in this newfangled “board book” configuration.
Does anyone have a regular, hardcover, paper-paged copy of this book that has been printed recently that can confirm my story? I want to return the board book and get the hardcover version if I’m right.
Because dogs on scooters dissing eachother’s hats is seriously funny.