All the Dots in Dot Town gather for a swell meal, but one of their number is missing.
Pink Dot has invited all the Dots over to her house for the evening, but the Dots quickly discover Blue Dot is missing. Pink calls Blue and learns he is simply running late, but the message is garbled, and the other Dots conceive elaborate scenarios that Blue Dot may be taking part in. It’s all conveyed in toddler-friendly rhyme. Hearing that he plans to arrive soon, one Dot thinks Blue has gone to the moon; two others think that Blue has gone off with pirates “on a boat” or has turned farmer “with a cow and a goat.” Eventually Blue arrives, and the party carries on. Little readers will delight at the silly things the Dots imagine. The Dots are just that: warmly colored dots with limbs, rudimentary features, and distinctive hair or hats. Soft pastels bring the fantastic scenes to life, ranging from the ballet to the circus and the farm to the beach. Repeat reads will be infinitely rewarding.
Utterly charming. (Board book. 2-3)