Thursday, November 14, 2013
Dot by Randi Zuckerberg illustrated by Joe Berger
Dot by Randi Zuckerberg and illustrated by Joe Berger is the story of a little girl who loves all her technological gadgets. How many of us know a child who is so much better at programming the DVR (I was going to say VCR--which dates me) or setting up apps on our phones. I know I had to have my nephew upgrade my phone for me because I couldn't figure it out. This is a cute picture book with an adorable new character who is sure to charm parents and children alike. I like the illustrations because they have a retro feel but are obviously very contemporary. I like the message of making time to go outside and play but still understanding that most children gravitate to computers etc. This is a great book for the inquisitive child in your life.
Oh and the author Randi Zuckerberg has also written a book for grown-ups called Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives--- on the same subject---and apparently she is the sister of Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame. So I guess who better to help us use technology and social media without losing sight of the world around us.