This charming flip-over book tells the story of a little girl named Dot who lives in London, far away from her grandmother in New York—who is also named Dot. The pair share more than a name: they also have the same birthday, and they want more than anything to spend the day together. Readers start at one end of the book to learn about how little Dot tries everything to hand-deliver a special card to Grandma Dot. They can then flip over the book to follow Grandma Dot as she takes a trip across the globe to Beijing, Mumbai, and Rome, gathering family members on her way to visit her granddaughter. Everything comes together in the middle.
Dot to Dot will resonate with a wide range of readers with its energetic illustrations, a story that spans generations and the globe, and a format that allows children to engage with the physical book.
In a self-consciously retro style that strongly evokes children’s classics such as Madeline and Curious George, the illustrations are humorous and skillfully done.
There’s something unique about all the illustrations.
— Woman Around Town
This publisher knows how to create incredibly original stories that are fun and happy with crisp, simple yet lively illustrations.
— Smart Books for Smart Kids
Malcolm Cossons is the coauthor of Collect Contemporary Photography and Collect Contemporary Jewelry. He lives in London.
Neal Stevens’s work has been featured in the Guardian, Wired, and Ammo. He lives in England.