Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Spot the Dot

Spot the Dot

David A. Carter
Novelty Board Book
For ages 3 to 6
Scholastic, 2013   ISBN: 978-0545500098

Search-and-find books are a lot of fun. Many of us have spent some wonderful hours looking for characters and objects in picture books that are full of detail-packed scenes. Hiding things in the art surely must be fun for the people who create such books.

   For this book David A. Carter has done something a little different. He has hidden dots on seven spreads. Each spread features a clever novelty feature. The dots are hidden under flaps, are revealed when tabs are pulled, and when dials are twirled. On the final spread they and are concealed in a crazy looking popup that is full of dots. Red, yellow, blue, green, purple, pink, and orange dots practically fly off the pages, and we have to find one dot that is black and one that is white. Where are those dots?