When ‘Go, Dog. Go!’ won’t stop

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    This week, we ask what NewsWorks Tonight producer Shai Ben-Yaacov has been reading over the summer. Not much, he says. Just one book, over and over and over, to his son: P.D. Eastman’s “Go, Dog. Go!”

    Summer affords many book lovers a little extra time to luxuriate between the covers. And we’re curious to hear what our NewsWorks cohort are finding of interest.

    This week, we ask what NewsWorks Tonight producer Shai Ben-Yaacov has been reading over the summer.

    “Not much,” he says.

    Reading to his 2-year-old son Gil has replaced much of the time he once spent reading by himself.

    Ben-Yaacov has tried to introduce the classics — Eric Carle, Margaret Wise Brown, Ezra Jack Keats, Dr. Seuss, Maurice Sendak. His son likes them all well enough, he says, but for the past few months, the one book that has captured Gil’s interest again and again and again is P.D. Eastman’s “Go, Dog. Go!”

    It’s not exactly a gripping story, Ben-Yaacov says. And forget plot and character development. Instead, expect to see quite a bit about dogs of several colors in various prepositional sitiuations: up, down, in, out.

    Not thrilling for an adult, but valuable lessons for a 2-year-old.

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