on May 4, 2004
Doing dot-to-dot puzzles helps develop fine motor skills and penmanship skills by providing practice for proper holding of pencil or marker and the action of drawing a straight line. Each puzzle goes from A to Z (which is wonderful and better than other books such as published by School Zone which have less number of dots and don't always go all the way to Z), so this also helps with learning the letter names and their sequence, always from A through to Z.
The paper is good quality white paper stock. The images are in black and white, so when the puzzle is complete, the child may color it in. The images are goofy and silly looking animals, some of which are wearing clothing.
Wonderful for preschool aged children! Dot to Dot books make great gifts for young children, especially children who seem to have enough toys!
This author also has a book in which all puzzles go from 1-100, which I recommend. If you are looking for dot-to-dots for older children, see the series "Greatest Dot to Dot Book in the World!". For books with text with educational content, one book per topic, see books by Monica Russo and by Evan and Lyle Kimble.