I Got Two Dogs

I Got Two Dogs

Hardcover(Book and CD)

$17.99 $19.99 Save 10% Current price is $17.99, Original price is $19.99. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Tuesday, February 25
15 New & Used Starting at $1.99


Fanny and Blue may not be the smartest dogs, and they may not be the best-behaved dogs, but they are definitely the most-loved dogs.

John Lithgow's bouncy song - in the book and on the accompanying CD - is based on his own family's two dogs. And Robert Neubecker's eye-popping illustrations capture the joy of all things dog.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416958819
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Edition description: Book and CD
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 376,917
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

John Lithgow is the New York Times bestselling author of I Got Two Dogs; Mahalia Mouse Goes to College; Marsupial Sue Presents: The Runaway Pancake; I’m A Manatee; Micawber; Marsupial Sue; The Remarkable Farkle McBride; and Carnival of the Animals. An award-winning actor, he has starred on stage, film, and television. He performs concerts across the country and has recorded the CDs Farkle and Friends, Singin’ in the Bathtub, and The Sunny Side of the Street. Visit John at JohnLithgow.com.

Robert Neubecker is the author and illustrator of Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex and of his own Wow! series. He is also the award-winning illustrator of Shiver Me Timbers by Douglas Florian, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks, I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow, and Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Robert also illustrates for The New York Times and Slate magazine. After twenty years in Manhattan, he and his family live in Park City, Utah. Visit Robert at Neubecker.com.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

I Got Two Dogs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
PLP-AP More than 1 year ago
After listening to John Lithgow's reading of this book on Read Across America webcast I just had to have a copy for my class! My students were very engaged during the reading and by the time we were done we had listened to the story four times! John Lithgow was superb and brought life to the story. The book was engaging and the children quickly joined in the refrains when rereading the book. I was pleased to find that the book also included a cd for listening while tracking the words in the book. We have added this story book to our class listening center where it has quickly become a popular choice! We highly recommend this book and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and children love it and the CD with it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We love both books that are read to me by John Lithgow. We sure do wish there was more available that are read to me. Hint hint wink wink.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! My son and me love to sing and dance around the house when we listen to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so fun and engaging. We took it to an intergrated group at the local isd. Both typical developing children and delayed children wanted to hear the book over and over again. It was so great to see the kids moving back and forth to the beat!
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
We have several of John Lithgow's children's books, and this one is a great addition to the collection. His writing is always original and fresh with more than just a little reality (from his own life) kicked in. The book and songs are wonderful and you don't even need to be a dog owner to appreciate it. Good job, John!
kdemott on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Putting aside the grammatical error in the title, a fun little books about, you guessed it, someone with two dogs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I do agree that the poor grammar isn't the best model for young children, my students loved this book. They wanted me to play the song over and over again. They also asked that I give them copies of the lyrics so they could read as they sang. If it gets kids reading, then it's worth it.
MissReadingLady More than 1 year ago
While this is a cute book, with FUN illustrations, reading it aloud is like fingernails on a chalk board. It repeats the phrase "I Got Two Dogs" over and over. The poor grammar is just too much for me! Lithgow does not mean "got" like "received" or "obtained"; he means "got" like "have". We must take every opportunity to let children hear good grammar, and this book does NOT help. When I read it to children as The Reading Lady, I say/sing "I have two dogs..." but we then lose the opportunity to have them hear and see words together in their pre-reading activities. I hope, hope, hope Mr. Lithgow writes more fun-to-read stories, but PLEASE, no "I'm gunna sing" or other substandard usages.