Today I’m so excited to be part of a very special event – a blog blast to celebrate the release of Tottie and Dot, Tania McCartney’s new picture book collaboration with Tina Snerling.
My review of this gorgeous book is below, but you can also hear great interviews, and do other fun things at the other fabulous blogs involved in the Tottie and Dot blog blast. Just click on the BLOG BLAST picture above and it will take you to the blog schedule.
TOTTIE AND DOT REVIEW
Turning the pages of Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling’s new picture book, Tottie and Dot is like browsing through a candy store. It’s so vibrant and full of appealing surprises.
Tottie and Dot are two adorable little girls who live side by side in quaint little houses.
Tottie and Dot and their deteriorating friendship over things that don’t really matter will invite important discussions with readers at home and in the classroom.
Tania McCartney’s lyrical language makes this book a pleasure to read out loud.
Each girl’s house is shown over a series of exquisitely illustrated double-page spreads — Tottie on the left and Dot on the right. Tina Snerling’s enchanting illustrations are full of expression and telling detail.
It’s another beautiful creation from the team who brought us An Aussie Year.
(Sep 2014, EK Books, $24.99, hard cover, 9781921966491)
The collaboration between writer and illustrator on this book is clearly a labour of love. Their close connection comes through in all the nuances, the perfect marriage between text and illustrations.
Tania McCartney is coming back to my blog this Tuesday to talk about the collaboration process and she has some great tips – so stay tuned.
I hope you enjoy Tottie and Dot as much as I did.