Dot (英語) ハードカバー – 2011/8/30
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Dots here, dots there, you can see dots everywhere! Some are loud, and some are quiet. Some are happy, and some are sad. Some dots even taste yummy, while others taste bad. Graphic designer Patricia Intriago sets bold, circular shapes against a stark white background to emphasize opposite dot relationships.
"Ever stop to consider what an expressive, malleable entity a dot can be? Graphic designer Intriago opens with an interplay of colors, simple lines, and dots that lays out some familiar conventions in contrasting pairs." --BCCB
"I'm guessing the graphics are what will initially attract folks to Dot. They are understated and perfect. But for me, the real revelation is the subtle and clever text. Classic Ruth Krauss comes to mind and I can't help giggling every time I read it." --Lane Smith, author of It's a Book
"Patricia Intriago's Dot is absolutely wonderful as it combines charm, humor and graphic design at its best. It made me smile!" --Laura Vaccaro Seeger, author of The Hidden Alphabet
"...this is simple, surprising graphic design that will wake up even jaded readers to the creative possibilities inherent in the most basic of shapes." --Booklist Online
"On a purely artistic level, it's all about perception, how we can see the same thing differently depending on context and composition. Intriago's accompanying text helps us share her vision, but it also serves to keep us a little off-center, as she offers a few predictable rhymes but avoids others. Just when you think you know what the circle is going to do, it goes and hides behind a square." --Horn Book Magazine
"Children will encounter ample ways to interact with this incredibly elegant, clever, and delightful concept book." --School Library Journal, starred review
"The delightful bits are Intriago's mid-book leaps away from her own setup. Out of the blue, photographed human hands appear to poke a hard and a soft dot, and "Got dots"--a Dalmatian photo--contrasts with "Not dots"--a zebra. These diversions are surprisingly funny." --Kirkus
|星5つ 65% (65%)||65%|
|星4つ 9% (9%)||9%|
|星3つ 13% (13%)||13%|
|星2つ 13% (13%)||13%|
|星1つ 0% (0%)||0%|
I also agree that the bleed through from pages does affect the book. The lighter shadows give the impression that there is something that is part of a particular page, but it is actually a bleed through from the other side. It does take away from otherwise effective graphics and text.
Purchase the book and use it to begin interactive and fun educational moments with your child. A child's successful appreciation of education begins at home by engaging them in the wonder of learning, thinking and imagination. I believe Dot by Patricia Intriago is the first step on that wonderous road.
As far as the content goes, I'm not sure who the target audience is... 0-2? 3-6? I'm sure the high contrast images will appeal to babies, but there are several black and white board books out there that are better match. Is there enough to keep a preschooler's interest? Maybe, but I think it's too much graphics and too little whimsy.
- I would've rated it 5 stars if I didn't have some concerns that the target age group would understand some of the images in relation to the words describing it. I just think a 3y/o would have trouble grasping the how the caption depicts the dot. As an adult I liked it but, would a kid get it and enjoy it? We'll have to see.
- Also for the money and the target age group of 3 and up I would have like to see thicker, more tear resistant pages.