Monday, 13 January 2014

REVIEW: Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

Happy New Year 2014! I know I'm a bit late but now's the only time I had to blog again.

Wow, I can't believe that it's been more than a year since I last blogged...

Anyway, I have been quite busy with various projects that involve reading, writing and of course, teaching. I hope that you were busy too reading and doing interesting things :)

To get off on the right start, I want to share with you about this special book I read to my toddler a few years back. 

Why is this book special?

"Ten Black Dots" by Donald Crews must have turned on a switch in my 3 year old toddler's mind or something because she picked up a pencil and drew the scene of the balloons flying away in the breeze!


I wish I'd kept that first picture she drew because it's so cute! She drew it from memory but her picture looks exactly like the page off "Ten Black Dots".

She didn't say anything to me about it - my son discovered the drawing and showed it to me. I was speechless and of course, thrilled to bits to see the cute little dots she drew along with the attached balloon strings :)

Since that day, she's been drawing and drawing and creating and creating...I'm saving almost every bit of her creations and still searching for that first drawing.

By the way, "Ten Black Dots" by Donald Crews, introduces the numbers 1-10 to preschoolers in a very creative manner.

Here's the blurb:
"What can you do with ten black dots? Just about anything! In this exciting, unique counting book, one dot can make a sun, two dots can make the eyes of a fox, and three dots can make a snowman's face. And that's just the beginning!"

If you're shopping for a toddler or a preschooler, you must add "Ten Black Dots" by Donald Crews to your book list. 

But this book from Amazon. Who knows what kind of magic can happen at your home or in your classroom?


Happy reading!