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Dot. Hardcover – November 5, 2013
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From the Back Cover
She's a spunky little girl obsessed with electronic devices.
Dot knows a lot.
She knows how to tap . . .
to swipe . . .
to share. . . .
And she pays little attention to anything else, until one day Dot sets off on an interactive adventure with the world surrounding her. Dot's tech-savvy expertise, mingled with her resourceful imagination, proves Dot really does know lots and lots.
About the Author
Randi Zuckerberg is the CEO and founder of Zuckerberg Media, a tech savvy production company, and editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a modern lifestyle community and blog. She was an early employee of Facebook where she pioneered live streaming initiatives and struck groundbreaking deals with ABC and CNN. She has been nominated for an Emmy and is ranked among the "50 Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter. Zuckerberg is the author of Dot., an illustrated children's book about a spunky little girl obsessed with electronic devices. She lives with her husband, Brent, and son, Asher, in Silicon Valley.
Joe Berger is a children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist. In 2011 he was a winner of Booktrust's Best New Illustrators Award. He also makes prize-winning animated short films and title sequences and is cocreator of the Berger & Wyse food cartoon. Joe was the official illustrator for World Book Day 2010. He lives in Bristol, England, with his wife and three daughters.
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Top Customer Reviews
First of all, a little bit about me: I'm a practicing pediatrician with 25 years experience who spends a lot of time trying to battle the issues with overuse of electronic devices and childhood obesity. I host an event in my town called Playing Unplugged. Of course it is all about getting kids away from their electronic devices and back outside getting exercise. Last year we had almost 18,000 people come to this event.
Now, on to the book. What I find interesting here is the other reviews i have read, from people who obviously spend one minute looking at a book and then make a judgment. It is ridiculous that people decide to buy a book based on a few words written here. It's crazy that an author can often have a book be successful or not based on the opinions of others. Of course, that is the society in which we live.
You might ask me what I often think the purpose of a book is... any book. I think the best thing a book can do for us is to start a dialogue; to get a group of people together to talk about issues that were present in the book and expand them to what is going on in their own lives. A perfect example of this is book clubs. One of the greatest things going on in this country now is groups of people who get together after reading the same book to discuss them and the issues of the day. I think that's fantastic. My point in this is that I believe this particular book can start a dialogue as well. Of course it is a very simply written book for children. It is well-written and well illustrated but it is just a few short pages which helps to bring to light a very important topic: that of getting kids away from their electronic devices and back outside with a can explore the real world.
I think this book is very well worth purchasing and reading. I think it is a piece of literature that a parent can read to a child and then begin a dialogue about the real meaning. I think after reading this book it is the parents obligation to discuss it with the child and help that child understand what the author was trying to get across in her words and pictures.
Some of the other reviewers must have spent four seconds reading the book and then make comments here about how the author was glorifying the use of electronic devices. Nothing could be further from the truth. The book starts by showing us a lonely little girl who is spending her childhood in the realm of electronic era. The book ends with her out exploring the real world, using the things she has learned from those devices.
I don't want to make more out of it than it is because it is a very short book written at a child's level. But, what I'm asking you to is to buy this book, read it to your child, and then start the dialogue necessary between a parent and child about the importance of being outside and not being connected to the electronic world of the time.
I hope that this review will be of some value to you. In the end, I feel this book is worth purchasing and I hope the author will write future books to further help our children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Giving as a gift to someone that loves polka dots and just got an iphone for the first time.