Dotty

Dotty

It's Ida's first day of school. She carries her new lunch box and a long, blue string with her special friend Dotty attached to it. A big, colorfully spotted pal with horns, Dotty just happens to be invisible. On that first day of school, Ida and Dotty find out there are plenty of other imaginary friends in attendance. But as the year passes and fewer and fewer imaginary f It's Ida's first day of school. She carries her new lunch box and a long, blue string with her special friend Dotty attac...

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Title:Dotty
Author:Erica S. Perl
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:081098962X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages pages

Dotty Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Mar 17, 2011
    Loved this book about imaginary friends that never actually says the words "imaginary friends." Some you outgrow, some you push away, and some you have forever (when you get to the end, go back and look for Gert in some earlier scenes). I thought perhaps this was the same illustrat...
  • Casey
    Nov 29, 2010
    Great handling of imaginary friends and the places they hold in our childhoods-- and beyond. ...
  • Erica Perl
    Jun 15, 2010
    Please get to know my good friend, Dotty! I am of course biased because I wrote the book (Julia Denos drew the pictures so I can say and unbiased "WOW!" about them). Here's the scoop: It?s Ida?s first day of school. She carries her new lunch box and a long, blue string with ...
  • Betsy
    Oct 07, 2010
    Seems to me that picture books get split into very particular genres pretty quickly. I actually keep lists of them on my computer at work, depending on how many requests I receive. There are the Bully picture books. The Dinosaur picture books. The People in Our Community picture books....
  • Margaret Chind
    Jul 24, 2010
    Do you remember when you had an imaginary friend? Dotty is an incredible story about a girl and her Dotty. Going to school is so much more fun when someone you trust is with you. I love the glitter on the cover and the artistry of the drawings. Ida is a girl anyone can relate to and I ...
  • Angelina
    May 07, 2018
    The idea of imaginary friends was nice but the story itself was pretty boring. ...
  • babyhippoface
    Nov 05, 2010
    Perl has pictured a little piece of childhood here, and she nails it solid. She shows us the inside of Ida's heart and mind as she struggles with the dilemma of staying faithful to her beloved Dotty or succumbing to peer pressure. The last page is a beautiful ending, as well, and encou...
  • Nina
    Oct 15, 2010
    A great story with outstanding illustrations. Love it!!! ...
  • Heidi
    Mar 04, 2017
    What a great picture book to talk about imaginary friends, their differences, and that it's okay to have them. To quote my child, "Ida has an imaginary friend and at the end the teacher has an imaginary friend. I liked that." When asked if he had one, the answer was no, but he thought ...
  • Donalyn
    Aug 22, 2010
    Ida loves her imaginary friend, Dotty, but when her friends begin to outgrow their invisible playmates, Ida is torn about whether or not to let Dotty go. After Ms. Raymond, Ida's beloved teacher, shares a secret, Ida makes her decision. A delightful story about the importance of fantas...
  • Shelli
    Oct 25, 2010
    Cute story of an imaginary friend, and growing up. ...
  • Tasha
    Oct 21, 2010
    Wherever Ida goes, Dotty goes too. Even on her first day of school, Dotty comes along: huge, horned and covered in red spots. Once Ida is at school, she realizes that many of the others in her class have brought their own imaginary friends too. But as the year goes on, the other childr...
  • Terry
    Jan 31, 2011
    This was a fun, engaging story. I loved that Ms. Raymond helps Ida stay true to herself and didn't try to explain away imaginary friends. The illustrations are wonderful (I love Dotty in the snow) and help keep the story light. I also like how Ida looks older than a preschool student ....
  • ♥ Park-Avenue  Princess ♥
    Aug 04, 2010
    I'm definitely a friend of Dotty! ...
  • Beth
    Mar 01, 2011
    Originally published at http://www.bethsbookreviews.com/2011/... This one gets four stars. It was an utterly adorable story! Within its few pages it brings you from smiles to sadness and back again to a happy, tender smile. It was masterfully written with beautiful illustrations by ...
  • Laura
    Jun 29, 2012
    Ida takes her imaginary cow, Dotty, to school with her. But that's okay because Dotty gets along with all the other imaginary animals in Ms. Raymond's class. But as Ida's friends' imaginary animals move on, Ida is reluctant to let Dotty go. Finally, Dotty pushes (really, it's Ida) anot...
  • Mary Ann
    Aug 22, 2010
    I clearly remember one of my daughters talking about her imaginary friend, Juan. She was very matter of fact about Juan, and very certain about it. She was about 2 or 3, in her first year of preschool when friendships were just developing. Do you remember that stage, when children s...
  • Arminzerella
    Jan 18, 2011
    Ida brings her imaginary friend/pet Dotty to school, where they meet her new classmates as well as their imaginary friends/pets. Everyone has something a little different, and occasionally they act up/out or misbehave and get their human friends into trouble. Dotty is large and bovine-...
  • The Styling Librarian
    Aug 20, 2011
    Too cute- love the celebration of imagination. Great teacher connection... ...
  • Edward Sullivan
    Jul 27, 2010
    Great school story. Lovely illustrations. ...
  • Reader
    Oct 10, 2010
    Pretty sweet, I gotta say. Ida brings her imaginary friend Dotty to school and for the first few months this isn't a problem. The other kids really take to Dotty. Then as the school year progresses she begins to be left behind. Everyone else abandons their invisible friends, leaving Id...
  • Kristin
    Aug 08, 2011
    Clever illustrations bump this to a 4.5. A sweet, engaging story. ...
  • Colby Sharp
    Aug 31, 2011
    Listen to author Erica Perl read this book aloud on Mr. Schu's blog: http://mrschureads.blogspot.com/2011/... ...
  • Lorna
    Aug 31, 2011
    We enjoyed this book a lot as Ida ventures to school with her imaginary friend Dotty. She is happily relieved that some of her classmates have such friends too, but that soon changes and Ida begins to doubt herself. A charming ending and lovely bright illustrations. Would make for a gr...
  • Amy Forrester
    Dec 10, 2012
    On Ida?s first day of school she brings her new lunchbox and Dotty, her (maybe imaginary) spotted friend. Ida is happy to learn that she?s not the only one in Ms. Raymond?s classroom who has brought a friend to school. Benny?s friend Spike has razor-sharp teeth. Katya?s chatt...
  • Jared White
    Oct 16, 2017
    A sweet, adorable book about imaginary friends and how they help us and sometimes enable some of our bad habits (because we blame them for doing them). I don't remember my imaginary friends, so I don't know if I blamed them for things I had done, but this seems to be a common theme amo...
  • Stephanie Croaning
    Sep 22, 2013
    DOTTY is the story of a girl, Ida, going to her first day of school. She takes her new lunch box and her imaginary friend, Dotty. She finds out that all the other kids have brought their imaginary friends too, and she feels like she fits in. As the year progresses though, fewer and few...
  • Blue
    Nov 08, 2018
    I liked the story, the art, and the way it was presented. It would have been nice for a bit more personalityto show up but in a short children's book it is necessarily cut for size and can be somewhat portrayed in the illustrations. ...
  • Viviane Elbee
    Aug 09, 2017
    I loved the illustrations in this book. Great story about imaginary friends & fun ending. Kids enjoyed the book and wanted a re-read. ...
  • Catherine
    May 01, 2019
    This story is about a little girl named Ida and her imaginary friend Dotty. Ida takes her imaginary friend to school with her, only to realize that some of her other classmates have imaginary friends too. Great story choice if you want children to use their imaginary during and after s...