Revew of My Name Is Dot – Kieran Scott

Posted: September 1, 2020 in Review

A little book to help anyone (big or small) take a moment and some nice, deep breaths.

Are you feeling a little bit (or a lottle bit) anxious?

Meet DOT, who’s here to help.

In this beautiful little hand-drawn book, DOT offers a practical way to comfort and calm anyone anxious, stressed or overwhelmed.

For anyone (big or small) who wants to take a moment and some nice, deep breaths.

My Name Is Dot

Kieran Scott


Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan Butterworth

This book was created to help comfort and calm anyone anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed.  The author had struggled with anxiety for years, and watching a friend’s child struggle too, he came up with the concept of Dot – to comfort her and teach calming breathing techniques.

The right hand page has a dot on it, with the left hand page containing a small amount of text.  It’s like the dot is speaking to you and is a calming influence.

As I’m not the target audience I asked a friend with anxiety what she thought about the book.  Her response is below.

“Dot is a great book.  It makes you focus on the dot and helps you to breathe calmly.  You don’t even realise you’re doing it.  This is a very good book, love it.  It’s like having your therapist with you all the time to help you to focus and remind you to breathe.  The size means I can slip it in my handbag and take it to job interviews, where I can pull it out to read and calm down.”

I highly recommend this book for anyone with anxiety.  It’s a simple book but it really helps.

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