written by Randi Zuckerberg
illustrated by Joe Berger
review copy from public library
I was looking at the new book shelf in our quaint little public library and across the room on a shelf Dot. started calling my name. You see, I like polka dots and this is a perfect example of how a book cover can entice a reader. I asked Mr. George my favorite public librarian about the book and he couldn't stop gushing about it. I kept wondering, How did I miss this title?
Dot loves technology. With two to five word sentences she shows the reader all the things she can do; surf, swipe, tweet, tap, and touch are a few examples. After much technology doing, Dot gets all talked out and is tired. Her Mom sends her out the door, "Time to REBOOT! RECHARGE! RESTART!" I fell in love with Mom right there. Dot perks up with a smile when she gets outside with sunshine and remembers. Here's the interesting twist. All the things she shows the reader she can do with technology she does outside. For example; she swipes when she finger paints! The ending is the best because Joe Berger the illustrator shows the reader what balance looks like. I think you'll like what he did.