Checkers and Dot on the Farm
J. Torres & J. Lum
Tundra, 2013 (2013)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ere's an unusual board book series -
Checkers and Dot
by J. Torres and J. Lum, with vivid illustrations ('
high-contrast patterned art for developing eyes
') all in black and white.
his one opens, '
Checkers and Dot are down on the farm. / Let's take a look inside the barn ...
' There, small readers (along with Checkers and Dot, puppy Spot and kitten Stripesy) meet a cow, a horse, chickens, and a grumpy duck.
t's a simple but appealing concept, and the words that accompany the bold images have a good read aloud rhythm.
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