Dotty

Dotty

Book - 2010
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Ida's imaginary friend, Dotty, is tied to her with a blue string and when Ida's classmates tease her about Dotty, Ida is surprised to discover that her teacher carries a red string with her wherever she goes.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, c2010
ISBN: 9780810989627
Branch Call Number: PERL
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Denos, Julia

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 22, 2013

The pairing of Perl and Denos comes off as particularly strong here. One can hope that they’ll be put together on similar books in the future. Particularly if those books have the same mix of sweetness and wisdom as you’ll find in the beloved Dotty. A charmer of a book.

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amy0606
Aug 26, 2012

The illustrations were good. Good book if your child has an imaginary friend or is worried about the beginning of school

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 22, 2013

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jan 22, 2013

On the first day of school Ida takes care to bring with her a new lunchbox, a pair of striped leggings, and her imaginary friend Dotty. Dotty resembles nothing so much as a benign combination of cow and toadstool. At school, Ida discovers that many of her classmates have similar companions. There are Max’s twin sea serpents, Benny’s razor-toothed R.O.U.S., and Katya’s doodle-brought-to-life Keekoo. As the school year progresses, however, Ida discovers that more and more of her schoolmates have stopped bringing their friends to class. By the time spring comes around Ida is on the receiving end of the now worldly Katya’s teasing and she reacts angrily. The two girls write “apology” notes, and then Ida has a discussion with her teacher Ms. Raymond. After promising that she’ll explain to Dotty that pushing people is inappropriate, Ida spots a red leash belonging to her teacher, not dissimilar at all from Dotty’s leash. It may well be that special friends are the kinds you keep with you always.

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