Saturday, September 17, 2011
Dot by Patricia Intriago
When I first saw this book on the new book shelf at the public library, it reminded me of Press Here! (which I love). But once we brought it home to read I found it to be a different kind of DOT book! We have read this numerous times since Wednesday and each time I notice something a little different. As Lane Smith said in a review, "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." I read Dot again after seeing this quote and was struck by how very true Smith's words are. But I also think it is the pairing of the words AND the illustrations that make this book that much more. I struggle to select my favorite comparison in the book, maybe because each time I read it, I select a different one as my favorites: "This dot is yummy.."This dot tastes bad" is hitting me tonight!
Text: 4 Buckeye leaves
Illustrations: 5 Buckeye Leaves