Dotty's First Book

Colours, Shapes, Numbers

Becky Baur


Fun and quirky illustrations to introduce colours, numbers and shapes to pre-schoolers

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This is a book to share with very young children just beginning to explore their world. Becky Baur – whose charming illustrations are full of warmth and humour – has fun on the page introducing colours, numbers, shapes, opposites and first words. Each spread introduces a key concept either via a single scene or a number of small artworks – all with first word labels. There are all kinds of things to spot and find in the pictures, including animals who play a riotous game of peekaboo throughout the book. Die-cut shapes on each spread lead Dotty the spotty dog and the child through the book and provide visual surprises when you turn the page. The illustrations summon up the familiar world of a child: playing in the garden, walks to the park and even flying a toy rocket to the Moon.

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'Every baby needs a 'word book'. This new one features whimsical art and a sprightly spotted dog making its way through its day. There's a lot of interesting information for a curious little one'
The New York Times Book Review

'An interesting mix of story and first word primer … children will love spotting Dotty on each page as she goes on her adventures'
BookBarin blog

'A fun and beautifully illustrated large board book that introduces colours, numbers and shapes to young readers in an engaging way'
Early Years Childcarer

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Further Details


Format: Board book

Size: 25.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 16 pp

Publication date: 16 February 2017

ISBN: 9780500651070

About the Author

Becky Baur is an illustrator and textile designer. She runs her own business designing cushions, cards, notebooks and ceramics, all of them sold into shops and galleries around the world.