cover image Dots, Spots, Speckles, and Stripes

Dots, Spots, Speckles, and Stripes

Tana Hoban. Greenwillow Books, $16 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-688-06862-2

Photographer Hoban has helped shape the way countless children view their surroundings. Here she presents vivid, full-color photos, highlighting dots and spots, speckles and stripes. In a wordless format, with one vivid photo per page, Hoban invites the viewer to join her in a romp through visually rich environments. Including such natural subjects as feathers, animals, flowers, shells and people, Hoban also isolates these forms in a man-made cityscape: racks of shoes and dresses, a street construction site, a sidewalk table and chairs. One of the most arresting photos shows the dregs of ticker tape and confetti on a deserted street. A beautiful and enticing visual exploration. Ages 4-8. (August)