Sunday, 12 January 2014

Dot. by Randi Zuckerberg and Joe Berger (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 November 2013, Corgi, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Dot is a clever little girl, well-versed in how to use electronic devices.

Dot knows a lot. She knows how to tap . . . to swipe . . . to share . . . online, but she's forgotten how to do things in the world surrounding her . . .

Dot's tech-savvy expertise, mingled with her resourceful imagination, proves Dot really does know lots and lots.

Nayuleska's thoughts
I fell in love with Dot from the cover because there is so much life in her, she looks incredibly content and has a cute pet. The rest of the illustrations are just as pleasing to look at. However, what makes this book so special is the story. It is the first picture  book I've read with modern technology in. I like it because it reflects the skills of today's children who use a tablet with ease. More importantly it shows readers that while technology is fun, there is much enjoyment to be had off screen, and that both on and off screen time has their own place in our lives.

Suggested read 
The book which I instantly think of when I see Dot is Clementine Rose and the Surprise Visitor  by Jacqueline Harvey (Children's, 7 years +, 10/10E). Clementine and Dot have that same air about them, don't you think?

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