Going Dotty: Not Just a Dot by Loryn Brantz
"I'M JUST A LITTLE HOLE. NOBODY NEEDS ME."
Poor Dot doesn't seem to know what to do with herself.
But then--she gets some salient suggestions.
THIS DALMATIAN LOOKS LIKE HE NEEDS YOU.
A Dalmation is missing just one spot, and then a one-eyed cartoon guy is short of an eye... and who can ask a question without a dot at the bottom of the question mark? And little Dot has got the right stuff to fill those slots!
"I GUESS I AM JUST A LITTLE BIT USEFUL," DOT ADMITS.
Loryn Brantz' Not Just a Dot (Sky Pony Books, 2014) uses her stylized illustrative style to set off her main character, who manages to project a lot of personality with her eyes, not a small feat for a black circle. Dot finds her place in the grand scheme of things, and, as Brantz points out, if you get far enough from Earth, we all are just little dots, a philosophical point of view that gives Dot a different perspective on it all.