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Dot to Dot Hardcover – Illustrated, September 9, 2013
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“There’s something unique about all the illustrations.”
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“This publisher knows how to create incredibly original stories that are fun and happy with crisp, simple yet lively illustrations.”
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About the Author
Malcolm Cossons is the coauthor of Collect Contemporary Photography and Collect Contemporary Jewelry. He lives in London.
Neal Stevens's work has been featured in the Guardian, Wired, and Ammo. He lives in England.
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Grade level : Preschool - Kindergarten
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0500650152
- ISBN-13 : 978-0500650158
- Dimensions : 11.6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Thames & Hudson; 1st edition (September 9, 2013)
- Reading level : 3 - 5 years
- Language: : English
Best Sellers Rank:
#5,206,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #78,303 in Children's Family Life Books (Books)
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This book is about Dot and Grandma Dot sharing a birthday. It is really cool because it is like two stories. We read one side and then you flip it over and you can read another story! My favorite part in the book is when Grandma Dot and Dot got together like we are together for my birthday. I think other kids would like it because they love birthdays like I love birthdays! I give this book 5 stars because I like this book!!
Top reviews from other countries
This is a great idea and there is much fun to be had when you realise it is the same story told from two different perspectives. The book itself is well made, flipping it over is all you need to do. Illustration wise Neil Stevens gives the book a clean minimalist feel, but one that works well. It is perhaps Cossons story that is the weak link. By splitting the tale into two, there is not much time for either Dot to get into much of an adventure. With so little time to develop a tale, the gimmick of having two stories in one, becomes the book.
It is a great idea, but not really enough to sustain many reads. A child will love the way the book merges in the middle the first few times they are read it, but over the days it will be the story itself that is left to capture the imagination and I am afraid that this is unlikely. Cossons really needed to create a great story to go with a fun concept - a novelty item that may not last.
However, I didn't find either the story or the illustrations to be very inspiring. Due to the nature of the 'two stories in one book' aspect, each story is very brief, so it's hard to get too involved, and the prose seems a bit rushed and lacking in details. The illustrations let the book down further - whilst they're not unattractive exactly, they will definitely appeal more to adults than to children with their minimalist vibe. There's not much detail in the pictures and the fact that they are done entirely in grey, red and blue means that they merge together and it becomes hard to take any notice of any particular aspect. It's a shame, because the story could have had some great illustrations, considering that Grandma Dot's journey takes her through Rome, Beijing and Mumbai.
This book has a nice concept but I don't think it's well put together and I can't imagine children wanting to return to it once the novelty of flipping it over has worn off.