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Alfred Box of Books Library 1 E H New Juvenile Fiction
Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 E H New Juvenile Fiction
Fillmore - Wide Awake Club Library 1 E H Juvenile Fiction Book
Horseheads Free Library 1 E H Juvenile Fiction Book
Odessa - Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library 1 E H Juvenile Fiction Book

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A charming, suspenseful, and wholly original picture book about the adventure of growing up, from the acclaimed and bestselling creator of Red: A Crayon's Story and Wonderfall.

When Little i's dot falls off, rolls down a hill, over a cliff, and into the sea, Little i sets out on a journey to rescue it.

With a playful focus on the alphabet, spelling, and simple punctuation, this charming and suspenseful quest story about letters, self-confidence, belonging, and growing up is a great choice for the classroom, library story-hours, and bedtime.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

In the tradition of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989), E-mergency (2011), and countless others, this lighthearted adventure starring the lowercase i portrays the letters of the alphabet with human characteristics. When his dot falls away, Little i searches for it, traveling to an island that has formations that resemble punctuation marks. Little i thinks a waterfall of exclamation marks is exciting! Spectacular! Magnificent! In a garden of commalike sprouts, he pauses to admire each (Get it?). When Little i finds his dot, he realizes he has outgrown it, and upon returning home, he discovers he has morphed into a capital I. The brief text and uncomplicated plot make this manageable for those just learning the alphabet, while the sly humor will appeal to those a bit older. The painted- and cut-paper collage illustrations feature brightly hued letters that stand boldly out against white backgrounds. Unlike others of this ilk, the letter characters spell out their messages if they had their say, a, w, e, s, o, m, and e would declare this awesome! --Enos, Randall Copyright 2017 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 1-A playful exploration of language and punctuation with expressive alphabet characters, an exciting journey, and a triumphant ending. "Little i" lives a peaceful life with his fellow alphabet companions until the day his dot suddenly falls off and rolls away. Without his dot, Little i doesn't look like a letter anymore. He even looks a little like a number, and you certainly can't make any words with numbers. Uncertain and determined to regain his identity, he sets off to find his dot, embarking on an exciting journey that takes him across the sea, far from his home, and into unknown lands of language. Bright, chunky, and delicately textured cut-paper and collage illustrations fill each page of this story to the brim with color and movement. A variety of punctuation marks are thoughtfully incorporated into the story and design. In one instance, Little i encounters a waterfall of exclamation points that is "Exciting! Spectacular! Magnificent!" Later, he discovers four small green comma sprouts and pauses to admire each in turn. The matching text type and shape of the alphabet characters integrate the narrative and illustrations, and repetitive phrasing and rhetorical questions add to the appeal for younger readers. -VERDICT An inventive and well-executed story and design make this an excellent choice for young storytimes and a strong selection for most collections.-Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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