Dot the Ladybug: Dot Day

HarperCollins. (My First I Can Read). Sept. 2023. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780063137479; pap. $5.99. ISBN 9780063137462.
PreS-Gr 1–Dot the ladybug loves dots of all kinds: dot-to-dots, ice cream dots, polka dots. On her Dot Day, she is excited to celebrate turning five—and having five dots—with her best friends. When Dot sets off to find her friends, however, it turns out they are missing. She follows the dotty clues they leave behind, which lead to a sweet surprise! Young readers will love the optimistic, determined Dot and will enjoy following along on her dot-filled journey. The simple text with plenty of rhyming words paired with the vibrant and charming illustrations will be attractive to children who are just learning how to read.
VERDICT George’s entertaining new early reader is perfect for the classroom or any setting. Children, parents, and teachers will enjoy reading and sharing Dot’s story.

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