Checkers and Dot by J. Torres & J. Lum

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Welcome to the wonderfully patterned world of Checkers and Dot! This sweet and striking series of board books has been designed especially for babies and tots. With high-contrast, patterned art for developing eyes, simple but memorable rhyming text for reading aloud, and cute-as-a-button characters, J. Torres and J. Lum have created engaging first books that little ones and their loved ones will want to cozy up with and read again and again. A simple, sturdy, and stylish new series for those just beginning to look, listen, and learn.

Checkers and Dot begins with a hello and introduces the title characters and their pets, as well as patterns and shapes, before we say good-bye.

About J. Torres & J. Lum

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J. TORRES is best known as the writer of the Eisner Award nominated Alison Dare graphic novels and the Shuster Award winning comic book series, Teen Titans Go! When he became a dad, he was inspired to create this series for the littlest readers. J. Torres lives in Whitby, Ontario.J. LUM is an Eisner Award nominated designer who sometimes explores being an illustrator. She has led graphic publishing workshops for post-secondary and continuing education programs. The Checkers and Dot series is her first foray into the world of children's book illustration. J. Lum lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Published October 23, 2012 by Tundra Books. 16 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books.

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In black and white with striped, dotted and checkerboard patterns, this board book seems made to order for developing newborn eyes, but the attempt is misguided.

Dec 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Checkers and Dot

Publishers Weekly

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Checkers, a boy wearing a checkerboard vest, and Dot, a girl in a polka-dot jumper, star in a lively primer on patterns: “Say ‘hello’ to Checkers./ Say ‘hello’ to Dot./ This is their cat, Stripesy./ This is their dog, Spot.” Newcomer Lum keeps things simple with a b&w palette and cris...

Oct 29 2012 | Read Full Review of Checkers and Dot

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