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LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier Kirkus Star


by Craig Frazier & illustrated by Craig Frazier

Age Range: 2 - 7

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8118-7715-2
Publisher: Chronicle

In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Dots make music, are food, define weight and designate order; they help to clothe us and prompt play—they are truly everywhere! Ebullient illustrations, done in a vibrant palette with simple, clean lines, evoke Matisse cutouts. Defined by silhouette and color, the images are packed with energy and humor. The illustrator’s excellent execution of color theory offers a master class to budding artists, while racing wheels, dappled dogs, bouncing balls, bright balloons and buoyant bubbles will have young readers returning to its pages time and again. Complete with a simple, rhyming text—“some dots are heavy, / some dots are light, / some dots are colorful / and some dots are bright”—that will have toddlers asking for repeat readings, this is an entirely playful examination into what composes our world and how much is hidden in the everyday. Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)