Books That Inspire 2012

Go, Dog, Go!
P. D. Eastman

"Do you like my hat?" This pivotal question posed in Go, Dog. Go!, dramatically interpreted in countless variations, never failed to evoke peals of laughter and shouts of, "No! I do not like that hat!" from both my sons and grandsons alike. They were intrigued by the quirky illustrations depicting all variety of dogs engaged in unexpected and humorous activities and quickly memorized every word, eagerly anticipating each turn of the page. My adult sons can still recite the dialogue that we shared so many years ago, and now it is pure delight to hear the next generation of my family enjoying the same book.

Marla Johnson
Book Reviews Editor
World Literature Today