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A flip-over picture book that reads in two directions – from both front and back – with a two-in-one plot about a little girl and her grandmother trying to reach each other from opposite sides of the Atlantic

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Overview

Dot to Dot is a flip-over story about a little girl called Dot from London and her grandmother, also called Dot, in New York. The pair share a birthday and desperately want to spend it together. The story follows Little Dot as she tries everything to hand-deliver a special card to grandma Dot in New York: she tries to bounce on springs across the ocean; asks birds and butterflies to help her fly; and even digs a tunnel in her back garden. Meanwhile, Grandma Dot is making a surprise trip to London, but travels the long way round. At each stopover, in Beijing, Mumbai and Rome, she gathers family and friends and buys a mystery present for Little Dot. But will Grandma Dot arrive in London in time for the big day? And will Little Dot be there?

Start at one end to find out Little Dot's story, flip the book over and read from the other end to learn about Grandma Dot.

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Reviews

'Charming … a wonderful gift for children three years and over … tactile and interactive … will certainly keep you on the edge of the bed, wanting to know the outcome of this tender and feverish journey'
Stylenest

'This publisher knows how to create incredibly original stories that are fun and happy with crisp, simple yet lively illustrations … what a fabulous birthday gift this book would be for the special child in your life'
Smart Books for Smart Kids

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Specifications

Format: PLC (with jacket)

Size: 22.0 x 28.5 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 11 March 2013

ISBN: 9780500650158

About the Author

Malcolm Cossons is an art writer and editor. He has written articles for numerous publications and edited two guides on collecting Collect Contemporary Photography and Collect Contemporary Jewelry. He is also the author of a children's book Dot to Dot.

Neil Stevens, the illustrator, has had work featured in the Guardian, Wired and Ammo.