Dot: A Book Review by Claudia Haines

Today I’m over at Little eLit reviewing Randi Zuckerberg’s debut picture book, Dot, illustrated by Joe Berger. Let us know what you think of the book!

Little eLit

dotDot
by Randi Zuckerberg
illustrated by Joe Berger
32 pages
Harper Collins, 2013
ISBN: 978-0062287519
Hardcover, $17.99

Young Dot knows her electronic devices. She navigates tablets, desktops, laptops, and smartphones with ease. She’s not just tech-savvy, she is in fact obsessed with all things digital and spends her days researching, exploring, and communicating online. Eventually, Dot is seen on a double page spread laying on the floor with frazzled eyes. She’s had enough of her excessive digital media diet. Dot’s mom comes to the rescue and sends her outside to reconnect with her friends face to face and with outdoor play. The last page of the story reveals the balance of the virtual and real, with Dot using her phone to record her friends as they all enjoy the outdoors.

In creating Dot, her debut picture book, Randi Zuckerberg has done several things right. With the help of well-known illustrator…

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