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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Former Facebook exec promotes balance between tech and play.

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Teaching Tech To Young Ones

This book has so many teaching points and a strong female character. How could any person with a young daughter possibly hate this book? We love Dot and she gives me a nice break from reading books with princesses getting married.

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Zuckerberg cleverly contrasts Internet jargon such as "swipe," "search," and "share" with those verbs' original senses. For example, Dot "surfs" on a laptop and, later, uses her imagination to "surf" on a log outside her house. Some little kids might not understand all the tech terms -- such as "tweet" or "tag" -- but they'll get the point that Dot loves both technology and the wonders of fresh air and creative play.

Joe Berger's illustrations of Dot and her appropriately polka-dot pink dress, are warm and charming, and the picture of her dreamy, happy face when she feels fresh air again is simply priceless. Clever illustrations at the end showcase Dot blending her plugged-in and unplugged lives, such as sitting on a swing, using her phone to take a photo of her friends.

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