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Summary: Join in on the journey of the red dot as it moves from place to place. The dot engaging with other shapes counting from 1 to 10. Sometimes it is seen, sometimes it is hidden. This is an interactive pop-up book that is part counting book, part seek and find.
Type of Reading: anytime reading, playtime reading, family reading, interactive reading
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 5 to 10
Interest Level: 2 to 8
Age of Child: Read by a 10-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: I fully expected to hear "this is a baby book," but I did not. My preteen spent hours with this book. She wasn't as interested in looking for the red dot as she was playing with the pages and figuring out how they were constructed.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a wonderful book for exploring with a young child. Where other books let you ask questions about what's happening on the page, with One Red Dot the kids can play with the book to find the answer.
Pros: Toddlers to teens will enjoy playing with this simple, interactive journey of a red dot.
Cons: Adults need to supervise the reading. The construction is not suited for toddlers and preschoolers who can be rough on books.
Borrow or Buy: But. This isn't as much a story as a book for exploring. It will have different value at different ages and will STILL be enjoyable.
Educational Themes: From exploring shapes and colors, to counting, this book lends itself to multiple educational uses. Turning the pages and playing with the levers is helpful. That develops fine motor skills. The text is simple and repetitive, making it a nice early reader choice. For older kids incorporate the book in discussions of modern art.
Notes: A Reading Tub® volunteer submitted this review. This is from her personal library.