Little i

Little i
Author(s)
Age Range
2+
Release Date
September 05, 2017
ISBN
978-0062383006
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.

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1 review
A Fun Alphabet Adventure
Overall rating
 
3.5
Plot/Characters/Writing Style
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)
 
4.0
A fun alphabet adventure.

The story:
Little i loses his dot. It fell of and rolled away so he embarked on a mission to recover that part of himself. And some adventure it is. He must go across the sea where he finds islands and caves, all the while spelling out many of the things he sees or says.

What I loved:
With the right kid, this book can teach a lot. There's a lot of bright colors to keep them engages and words that are spelled out. The adventure is fun enough to entertain them. The illustrations are what really shine.

What was just okay:
It's a book that's ability to keep a kid interested will depend on the deliverer. And also on the mindset of the child at the time. This is because it feels like a book that should be trying to teach, but it trying to seem like it isn't. There's a fine line between educational books and books that just throw educational stuff in hoping it sticks without sticking out.

Final verdict:
A fun way to work on spelling and letter recognition with engaging images and an exciting story.
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