Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Kid Lit Blog Hop #56

Welcome to the 56th Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children's books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors! This week, we are excited to be including a Google+ Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms. We are pleased to be welcome back Tiffiny from the blog Spark and Pook as co-host this week (two weeks in a row - woot!. Welcome back once again, Tiffiny!  


Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Julie Grasso, Author/ Blogger

Cheryl Carpinello, Author / Blogger

Stacking Books


Pragmatic Mom

Best 4 Future: Bringing Up Baby Bilingual

Reading Authors

The Logonauts

A Book Long Enough


Spark and Pook


This week, I found a delightful book to share

Dot to Dot
By Malcolm Cossons
Pictures by Neil Stevens
Dot and her grandmother share a birthday, but dot lives in London and Grandma lives in New York.
Dot writes Grandma a card, but misses the post with all the sticking and pasting that she got caught up in.
Dot decides to try to get some animals to send her letter for her, but none of them are interested.
She eventually decides to dig her way to London, oh dear, she got a far as the garden.
Dot emerges from her tunnel to find Grandma and all her cousins, arrive in a Big Red London Bus.
Dot to Dot, wish each other a happy birthday....
But that's not the end of the story.....
As in flip the book over and start from the end that is now the beginning.
Grandma Dot wants to see her granddaughter for their birthday, so she hops a plain and travels to Beijing, then Mumbai, then Rome, all along collecting cousins and relatives and exploring the wonderful cities as she goes, until she finally lands in New York, to surprise her granddaughter Dot with a wonderful party full of family and friends.
I have to say, I love this book and so does Gigi.  The illustrations are totally eye catching and I love this sweet story of Dot and Dot uniting, for their birthdays.
What can I say, you had me at FLIP...
We recommend this one, now off you hop!!!!!!

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Happy Hopping!



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  1. I'm intrigued by the concept of Dot to Dot and love the fact that Dot lives in London. Adding this to my wishlist :)

    Hopping over from the #kidlitbloghop

  2. Such fun! I love the flip device in books.

  3. This book sounds lovely! What a creative idea :) Thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Oh how cute is that! I will have to check that book out! ~Naila Moon from #KLBH

  5. What a fun premise! Thanks for sharing, Julie!

  6. Sounds like a great book, Julie. Thanks for sharing. Hope all is well down under!

  7. Stopping by from the KLBH. I can totally see why you would want to share this book. It looks adorable and educational! My favorite combo.

  8. interesting that you read the book from back to front! how unique! thanks for the recommendation on KidLitBlogHop!

  9. Oh yes! LOVE these kinds of books. I'll have to see if the library has this one. Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!