Well, well, well, look at us! We've only gone and launched a new magazine!
DOT has been brewing in my head for a little while, spurred on by the many parents and educators who have been in touch over the years asking me for a younger version of Anorak. It started as an idea scribbled on a piece of paper, based around a character with a cute bowl haircut whose head would open up to reveal tools that would help him/her along the way. (Nothing gory, don't you worry!)
The brilliant Anna Dunn, Anorak's chief designer/illustrator, came along and bosh DOT was 'alive'! In fact, she illustrated the entire thing! Pretty much, except some classic nursery rhymes which Jon Boam modernized beautifully, Mouse Marp - a cheese-loving detective - who Andres Lozano Martin brought to life, a lovely cityscape colouring page by Lauren Humphrey and a great paper based activity made by Julia Staite.
So what can you expect to find in DOT? Just like its older sibling Anorak, DOT encompasses all aspects of a child’s life, from jumping in puddles to fun books to discover. Its first issue has for theme SHAPES and carries beautifully illustrated stories, games and activities, aimed at little kids who love nothing more than exploring their creativity and let their imagination run wild.
Oh and it has jokes too! Some good, some bad. Of course!
Want one? You can get one from our beloved independent stockists as from next week and from newsagents and international outlets from June 4th. Alternatively if you can't wait, you could buy one from our online shop now.
Thanking you in advance for your support and hope your little ones will enjoy DOT!