Dot, Stripe, Squiggle by Sarah Grace Tuttle, illustrated by Miriam Nerlove. Creative Editions, 2018. ISBN 9781568463254
Format: Board book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Concept book/shapes
What did you like about the book? The eccentric and gorgeous diversity of sea life is the vehicle for exploring dots, stripes and squiggles in this simple concept book. Strange and wonderful sea creatures, most likely unknown to many readers, invite close investigation to find the shapes and imagine the movement. The words “dot”, “stripe”, and “squiggle” are repeated in various combinations for a simple read aloud for an adult or a new reader. The art is whimsical yet realistic, with a rich watery palette of colors. A list of the marine life portrayed is at the end.
To whom would you recommend this book? Little ones who like creatures from the sea, and their adults who want to find new excuses for looking at fishy art, should enjoy this.
Who should buy this book? Day cares and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Board books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: September 7, 2018