Checkers and Dot at the Zoo

Checkers and Dot at the Zoo

by J. Torres, J. Lum
     
 

Welcome to the wonderfully patterned world of Checkers and Dot! This sweet and striking series of board books has been designed especially for babies and tots. With high-contrast, patterned art for developing eyes, simple but memorable rhyming text for reading aloud, and cute-as-a-button characters, J. Torres and J. Lum have created engaging first books that little

Overview

Welcome to the wonderfully patterned world of Checkers and Dot! This sweet and striking series of board books has been designed especially for babies and tots. With high-contrast, patterned art for developing eyes, simple but memorable rhyming text for reading aloud, and cute-as-a-button characters, J. Torres and J. Lum have created engaging first books that little ones and their loved ones will want to cozy up with and read again and again. A simple, sturdy, and stylish new series for those just beginning to look, listen, and learn.

Checkers and Dot at the Zoo invites us to follow along with Checkers and Dot as they explore the zoo, meeting animals, black, white, and patterned, too.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
Meet Checkers and Dot, a cute preschool twosome. He wears a checkered shirt, and she wears a polka-dotted dress. They invite the reader to join them as they visit the zoo. Digitally rendered black-and-white illustrations provide striking and high-contrast art appealing to babies and toddlers while the simple rhyming text will delight preschoolers. Seven two-page uncluttered spreads with a total of fifty-four words allow for an engaging look, listen, and read. This is simple, stylish and just delightful. Part of the "Checkers and Dot" series, which also includes Checkers and Dot, Checkers and Dot at the Beach, and Checkers and Dot on the Farm. The author is best known for his award-winning books for older children but upon becoming a dad was inspired to create stories for the youngest readers. I'm so glad he did. Come along with Checkers and Dot to see elephants, zebras, monkeys, hippos, panda bears, polar bears, gorillas, and marching penguins. A "must" for the libraries of the littlest readers, this is simply wonderful. Reviewer: Suzanne Javid

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770494428
Publisher:
Tundra
Publication date:
10/23/2012
Series:
Checkers and Dot Series
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

J. TORRES is best known as the writer of the Eisner Award nominated Alison Dare graphic novels and the Shuster Award winning comic book series, Teen Titans Go! When he became a dad, he was inspired to create this series for the littlest readers. J. Torres lives in Whitby, Ontario.

J. LUM is an Eisner Award nominated designer who sometimes explores being an illustrator. She has led graphic publishing workshops for post-secondary and continuing education programs. The Checkers and Dot series is her first foray into the world of children’s book illustration. J. Lum lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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