Created: 14th August, 2015


Author: Randi Zuckerberg
Illustrator: Joe Berger
Publisher: Corgi


Learning to read



Dot is a child who knows all about communicating through modern media. She can tap, touch, tweet and tag, surf, swipe, share and search. And when she’s flat on the floor after so much screen time, she can pick herself up and go outside and these same words take on different meanings. However, this refreshing and funny picture book is far from being anti-technology. In the final pages this lively little girl in her dotty dress is depicted with her friends enjoying integrated lives that can encompass playing on a swing and painting a picture alongside tapping on a tablet and snapping a photo on a phone. In order to get the full meaning it is necessary to understand how the minimal patterned text is complemented by the pictures.