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Published by Margaret Ferguson Books/FSG,
an imprint of Macmillan

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Dot is a bold and unique concept book that challenges readers to think abstractly. Each spread introduces a new pair of dots that illustrate ideas like hungry and full, happy and sad, and loud and quiet. Because of the strong text-illustration connection, Dot may be one of the first books children learn to read. A perfect teaching tool for pre-school and art classes, Dot demonstrates how working with limitations can open the mind to powerful results. Less is more.


Dot’s a splendid and unexpected book.”
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.


“Children will encounter ample ways to interact with this incredibly elegant, clever, and delightful concept book.”
School Library Journal (Starred Review)

“[T]his is simple, surprising graphic design that will wake up even jaded readers to the creative possibilities inherent in the most basic of shapes.”


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