The perfect book for any child curious about differences and diversity, this visually driven story bears a decidedly modern and inspiring message about compassion, cooperation, and a sense of shared humanity—all qualities that appear increasingly rare in recent months. With simple black-and-white drawings—little more than black and white dots and the images (of a hamburger, of a skyscraper, of a Ferris wheel, etc.) they make when arranged just so—this fantastic tale of neighbors tells a story of a world, much like our own, of haves and have-nots.
Beginning with a set of prosperous dots on one page and another set of impoverished dots on the other, the book takes us through their struggle to bridge their differences. Just when it looks look like the dots will be forever doomed, they work together to find a solution that will help them all. Great things happen when we learn to share and work together.
Giancarlo Macrì is an actor, musician, and the founding member of the Italian theatrical ensemble Banda Osiris. He regularly appears on television and composes and records music. He has received many prestigious awards including the Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear and the David di Donatello. Carolina Zanotti is a journalist specializing in music and theater and has written several successful stories and theater shows for children.
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