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Not just a Dot
Brantz, Loryn, author, illustrator.
Publication Information:
New York : Sky Pony Press, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Dot feels unimportant and unnecessary until the narrator, with the reader's assistance, shows just how important a dot can be.
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Dot is feeling a bit underappreciated. After all, Dot is only a dot, and what good is a dot? It looks like Dot could use a reminder of his important place in the world. How could a person see if he only had one dotted eye? And what would a dalmatian be without all its spots? More importantly, how could children ask for sweet treats without the dot in a question mark? Dot is about to get a big lesson on just how important he is--because there's a special spot for every dot in this world!

From author/illustrator Loryn Brantz comes a witty story about confidence and value. Interactive dialogue and illustrations encourage readers to point out missing dots on each page and makes Not Just a Dot a wonderful tool for teaching self-confidence.

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers--picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Author Notes

Loryn Brantz is a two-time Emmy Award-winning animator, illustrator, and design professional. She is also an award-winning children's book illustrator and earned the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best First Picture Book for Harvey the Child Mime . Loryn lives with her husband, Jake, in New York City.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Brantz paints an appealing story that shows readers they can find their place in the universe. A black dot feels small and unimportant, until a narrator shows her where she is needed: on a dalmation, as an eye for a man who has only one, at the end of a question mark, etc. The muted retro illustrations are created in blue, pink, and cool green, with Dot as the eye-catching center of attention. The text location and font size vary from page to page. From far above, readers see a very important dot, Earth, and it becomes clear that dots are a pretty big deal and that everyone is important. A useful story for teaching self-confidence and finding value in seemingly small things.-Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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