The Smallest Spot of a Dot

The Little Ways We’re Different, The Big Ways We’re the Same

by Linsey Davis, Michael Tyler, Lucy Fleming

On Sale: 2023-01-31

Book Summary

A new book by ABC news anchor and correspondent and bestselling children’s author Linsey Davis. The Smallest Spot of a Dot shows readers that .1% of our DNA makes us unique and the remaining 99.9% we share with the rest of the human race.

About the Book

Now a New York Times bestseller! 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


New York Times bestselling author Linsey Davis is also the author of The World Is Awake, One Big Heart, Stay This Way Forever, and How High Is Heaven.

Product Details

  • Imprint: Zonderkidz
  • On Sale: 2023-01-31
  • Pages: 32
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication Date: 2023-01-31
  • Trim Size: 236.000mm x 279.000mm x 10.000mm
  • Weight: 376.000gr
  • Category 1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Body
  • Category 2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • Category 3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • Category 4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Values & Virtues