Copper, January 12, 2010 (view all comments by Copper)
I have been in love with this story ever since I first saw the cartoon when I was young. I was extremely thrilled when I found out that it was also a book.
I have read this story to generations of children of all ages, and I have given many many copies of the book as 'a special something' to friends and family. I once gave a copy to a friendly stranger on a plane who was taking her first flight ever (at age 77) so she could see her 'brand new' great grandchild; and another copy was given to the police chief when my car broke down in his lovely small town.
I have never known anyone who didn't fall in love with this story. Smiles start to form when they hear or read the opening lines. Everyone loves it.
It is a universal story. Timeless. It always makes me feel good when I read it, and especially when I can share it with someone for their first time.
Thank you so much, Mr. Juster, for sharing this wonderful tale with the world.
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nehnie, December 2, 2006 (view all comments by nehnie)
I've been familure with The Dot and The Line for over 20 years and I haven't gotten tired of it yet. I'm somewhat of a storyteller and have read this book in front of a huge range of audiences -- 300 college freshman, 20 first graders and 60 fellow employees -- all of them found it funny, facinating and worthy. I've given copies away as wedding gifts and birthday presents. I couldn't give it a higher recommendation.
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