The Little i Who Lost His Dot

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Pub Date Sep 01 2018 | Archive Date Jun 03 2024

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Little i can't wait to meet his friends at school, but there's just one problem: he can't find his dot anywhere? Each letter offers a replacement—an acorn from Little a, a balloon from Little b, a clock from Little c—but nothing seems quite right. Adorable illustrations teach alphabet letters and sounds with a surprising and satisfying ending to Little i's search.

Little i can't wait to meet his friends at school, but there's just one problem: he can't find his dot anywhere? Each letter offers a replacement—an acorn from Little a, a balloon from Little b, a ...

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ISBN 9781641700160
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“Dad, I look just like you! I can start a sentence now!”

Little i was excited for the last day of school, but when he arrived, his letter friends were shocked to see his dot was missing. Each letter presented him with an object that started with their letter in hopes of finding a replacement for his dot. Little i got a big and exciting surprise when his dad picked him up after school.
This is such a fun and unique play on a traditional alphabet book. You still go through the alphabet with each letter and the item they hope to replace Little i’s dot with, but with an actual story to go along with it. I loved the ending, it was such an unexpected and sweet way to end the book.

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This book is so unbelievably adorable and an excellent teaching tool for young children! As a Year 1/Kindergarten teacher I found this book to be both entertaining and educational. It is easy to read with cute illustrations that will keep young readers engaged. A great way to teach the alphabet and reinforce vocabulary. Highly recommend.

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In a twist on a classic alphabet book, Little i goes off to school...only to find that he's lost his dot! His classmates are ready to leap in and provide solutions: Little a finds an acorn to use as a dot, Little l suggests a light bulb...but nothing seems quite right. What is a lowercase letter to do?

The illustrations are simple but colorful, letting the alphabet letters be the stars of the show. I also really like that there's more story here than just the alphabet—there's a whole alphabet school where little letters learn to make words, and alphabet parents—and that the things the other little letters suggest are largely a departure from things seen in many alphabet books.

Overall, a cute and useful read for little ones who are making it out of ABC and into abc.

Thanks to the author and publisher for providing a review copy through NetGalley.

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"The Little i Who Lost His Dot" is such a fun and unique version of an alphabet book. As a parent and elementary school teacher I have read a ton of different alphabet books but I love how this incorporates learning letters with an actual story. Many children (like my toddler!) are not captivated by traditional ABC books because of the repetitive nature, however he really liked this one and was invested in the story! In my opinion, this is how learning should be- fun! Not simply route memorization, especially at a young age.

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The books this author write in this series are quickly becoming must haves for any primary grade classroom. This one is no exception, though it's really geared toward the lower primary-kindergarten. The illustrations are colorful and fun, and kids loving learning about our language and alphabet. Highly recommend teachers and parents check this one out, as well as the others by this author!

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Last Day of Alphabet School + Missing Dot = Whimsical Alphabetic Romp

My thoughts:
🤔 I think this book would be great for the last day of Kindergarten!
🤔 The cartoonish illustrations fit the story perfectly.
🤔 I loved the ending!

Who is going to love it? Those who love….
❤ Alphabet Books
❤️ Alliteration
❤️ Clever twist endings

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