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Dot Hardcover – August 30, 2011
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“Ever stop to consider what an expressive, malleable entity a dot can be? Graphic designer Intriago opens with an interplay of colors, simple lines, and dots that lays out some familiar conventions in contrasting pairs.” ―BCCB
“I'm guessing the graphics are what will initially attract folks to Dot. They are understated and perfect. But for me, the real revelation is the subtle and clever text. Classic Ruth Krauss comes to mind and I can't help giggling every time I read it.” ―Lane Smith, author of It's a Book
“Patricia Intriago's Dot is absolutely wonderful as it combines charm, humor and graphic design at its best. It made me smile!” ―Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author of The Hidden Alphabet
“…this is simple, surprising graphic design that will wake up even jaded readers to the creative possibilities inherent in the most basic of shapes.” ―Booklist Online
“On a purely artistic level, it's all about perception, how we can see the same thing differently depending on context and composition. Intriago's accompanying text helps us share her vision, but it also serves to keep us a little off-center, as she offers a few predictable rhymes but avoids others. Just when you think you know what the circle is going to do, it goes and hides behind a square.” ―Horn Book Magazine
“Children will encounter ample ways to interact with this incredibly elegant, clever, and delightful concept book.” ―School Library Journal, starred review
“The delightful bits are Intriago's mid-book leaps away from her own setup. Out of the blue, photographed human hands appear to poke a hard and a soft dot, and "Got dots"--a Dalmatian photo--contrasts with "Not dots"--a zebra. These diversions are surprisingly funny.” ―Kirkus
From the Back Cover
-- Milton Glaser, graphic designer
I'm guessing the graphics are what will initially attract folks to Dot. They are understated and perfect. But for me, the real revelation is the subtle and clever text. Classic Ruth Krauss comes to mind and I can't help giggling every time I read it.
-- Lane Smith, author of It's a Book
Sometimes less is more (and inspiring + funny on top of that).
-- Christoph Niemann, author of I LEGO N.Y.
Top Customer Reviews
Purchase the book and use it to begin interactive and fun educational moments with your child. A child's successful appreciation of education begins at home by engaging them in the wonder of learning, thinking and imagination. I believe Dot by Patricia Intriago is the first step on that wonderous road.
For obvious reasons (the cover) when I initially picked up Dot by Patricia Intriago I thought it was going to be a play on Press Here by Hervé Tullet, which would be nothing short of a compliment as we also love that book as well, but this was completely different. Intriago takes a simple shape, a dot, and turns it into an object that children can relate to.
To be honest, I wasn't completely sold on this book until I sat down with Littlebug to read it. The way she lit up when we opened the first page to a bright yellow dot was priceless. "Sun!" was what she said but she immediately shaped her hands above her head and grinned knowing she'd just transformed herself into her version of the huge yellow sphere in the sky. From that point on it only got better and better. With each page she would act out with me every emotion & action and by the time we got to the last page she asked to read it again. Which anyone who reads with children will know is worth it's weight in gold when it comes to good and bad books, with Dot obviously falling in the "great" category.
With it's minimalistic illustrations and basic text most readers would think Dot is a book that young readers would turn away from, but you'd be completely wrong. Dot by Patricia Intriago is a huge hit in our home! Littlebug continually asks to read and reread Dot because it not only is interactive, but it's one she can express herself through. Dot helps young readers learn emotions and feelings in a very basic way, but one that will have children's imaginations reeling as they turn the pages.
My original review was posted at There's A Book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The visuals along with the concept of opposites make this a unique story to read. Loved it!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
My preschoolers and granddaughter loves this book. I will be using this a lot this fall while teaching different units.Published on June 1, 2014 by Ann Willett
We love this book as much as our toddler. It is very simple but extremely creative. It is a fun book with good illustrations.Published on May 18, 2014 by mamaB
My nieces, Chloe and Cassidy, love the DOT book. Actually, we were reading it this past Friday, e.g., Feb. 28, 2014. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Kelly Yip
My 17 month old granddaughter loves this book. She asks for it by name. Simple illustrations and text are perfect for her age.Published on June 27, 2013 by Reader of all interests
I got the book on time as promised but was unhappy that there was black marker on the edge of the pages that bled into the pages of the book.Published on June 20, 2013 by KidLitReader
I paid for a new book, but the book I received looked like it had been returned at least once, if not repeatedly.Published on March 23, 2013 by laura pdx
I recently had a chance to observe this book being read to a preschool class. At first glance, this book appeared almost too simple. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by Molly's mommy
Very great read. Creative and awesome. The book was colorful and bright as well. Definitely could have been entitled something more catchy BUT definitely a pleasant surpass once... Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Yang