Review of ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

Review of ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot Books’

I’ve been a fan of the Thomas Pavitte’s ‘1000 Dot-to-Dot’ books for some time now. I believe they are the perfect gift for anyone – young and old alike! Especially perfect for those who need to take a break from the chaos of life. When you are connecting 1000 dots to make an iconic landmark or portrait there is simply no room in one’s head to think about anything else…it’s like meditation and it is also so much cheaper than therapy!

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In a lightbulb moment last week I realised that these books would be fabulous for Book Week this year, the theme for which is ‘Connect to Reading’: connect dots; reading numbers; dot-to-dot books; keeping kids engrossed for 30 minutes in a book…it’s all connected really! Our ‘Connect to Reading’ challenge booklet to download is here. 

As happens when I come up with what I think it a grand idea, I abandoned my lesson plan and Year Six dot-to-dotted while I read them some of a Book Week shortlisted book. They were AMAZED by their dot-to-dots. They are aimed at adults and older children, though my six year old has also had a good go at a few…gets bored at about 124 dots.

I’m going to frame some of the finished dot-to-dots for the library, when they are finished they really are quite spectacular. The book is A3 sized and each page can be separated from the book easily with perforations. There are 20 dot-to-dots in each book and a new one is out in September, ‘Dot-to-Dot Masterpieces’.

The introduction also states: It’s also a great way of teaching kids about the principles of drawing. Through the process of joining up the dots, they will see how the lines build up to create areas of tone and give the images a sense of depth – much more sophisticated than the usual one-dimensional dot-to-dot drawing. 

To add these books to your home, school or library collection click on covers.

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Book titles and book cover images link to Australian online bookstore Booktopia. For overseas sales and to compare prices, you may also like to consider:

Amazon 

Book Depository

 Fishpond

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Just ordered so I can have them for my retirement but also for Book Week…..we have been trying to think of something for the 6/7’s….:)

  2. I love your connect the dots idea. How fortunate for you that it came before book week. I often have great ideas after the event is over! Thank you also for your “connect” activity booklet. I gave it to some Year 6s and next day I was given a spinach pie!

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