Using child-friendly language, this playful picture book explains how genetics make each person unique and celebrates how we are more alike than different and are all part of the human race. In The Smallest Spot of a Dot: The Little Ways We're Different, The Big Ways We're the Same, Linsey Davis, bestselling children's author, Emmy-winning correspondent, and host for ABC News, together with co-author Michael Tyler, encourages children to find their own unique dot with sweet, rhyming prose.
"Only .1% of our genes make us uniquely who we are. We are 99.9% identical, alike, the same--equal. This book is 100% about that truth."
Combining whimsical rhymes and Lucy Fleming's engaging art, The Smallest Spot of a Dot is:
- An inspiring story of connection, equality, and acceptance
- Multicultural, multiracial children's picture book that recognizes our similarities and our uniqueness
- Great for classroom use as children explore genetics, DNA, and individuality
- The perfect read-aloud for kids ages 4-8
- A unique gift for birthdays and holidays, or a back-to-school treat
Linsey Davis is also the author of The World Is Awake, One Big Heart, Stay This Way Forever, and?How High Is Heaven.
About the Author
Linsey Davis is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and an anchor for ABC News Live Prime, which is ABC News Live's first-ever streaming evening newscast, and weekend World News Tonight on Sundays. She is a correspondent filing reports for World News Tonight, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Nightline and is also the bestselling author of the children's books The World Is Awake, One Big Heart, Stay This Way Forever, and How High Is Heaven. Linsey lives in New York with her husband and son, who is her biggest inspiration. You can follow her on Instagram @linseytdavis.
Michael Tyler is a writer, speaker, and author of The Skin You Live In and Mirror Face, children's books about acceptance and self-love. He advises educators on DEI and SEL curriculum, and has addressed forums for The King Center, the Clinton Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, and Beyond Differences. He resides in Chicago.
Lucy Fleming has been an avid doodler and bookworm since early childhood. Drawing always seemed like so much fun, but she never dreamed it could be a full-time job! She studied art and practiced drawing every day, and in no time, she went on to graduate from the University of Lincoln (UK), having specialized in illustration. She leapt straight into a career as a professional children's book illustrator and hasn't looked back since. She lives and works in a small town in England, surrounded by farmland and trees and accompanied by a little, black cat. When not at her desk, she prefers nothing more than to be outdoors in the sunshine with a hot cup of tea.