Wed, 6 March 2013
Story Notes and Extras
The Dot That Could Hop
written and presented by Sean Hunter
enjoy the “little” whistle duet with
Country Music Hall of Fame member
Talk and Discover
(for parents, children, family, friends and teachers to enjoy)
Did you know that there was a dot could hop?
Who do you think was the first to see the dot to hop?
How do you think the dot learned to hop?
What do you think was the first book that the dot hopped in?
What color do you think the dot is?
What color do you think the dot was when he came back from the moon?
What is something that the dot may not have hopped over yet?
Using your imagination, where do you think the dot is now?
Do you think the dot taught any other dots to hop?
Do you think the dot has a favorite book?
Do you think the dot can hop while inside a library?
Can the dot hop when it is dark?
Do you think the dot ever hopped over your home?
Where do you think the dog was when the dot hopped over him?
What might be some of the dot’s other tricks?
Learning With Art
Draw a picture of one of the flowers that the dot jumped over.
Make a picture of a fish that is all dots.
Make a picture of a boat or a car where you connect the dots with lines.
More Talk and Discover
Could the dot hop over a football, baseball, and basketball at the same time?
Do you think anything happened to the cat when the dot hopped over him?
Do you think the dot has a name?
Did the dot hop over a full moon or a half moon?
Could the dot hop over a blue moon?
What color truck might the dot have hopped over?
What tiny little bug has polka dots?
Could the dot have been in a church when he hopped over the mouse?
What book will you look in for the dot that could hop?
To Every Child
There was a dot that was famous for doing tricks in a book. The dot could hop from page to page before anyone could look. The dot was amazing. This much was true. And everyone wondered what else the dot could do.
So the dot hopped over the river, over the pond, over the fish and over the frogs.
It hopped over the birds, over the trees, over the flowers and over the bees.
It hopped over the cars, over the trucks, over the boat and over the bus.
The dot hopped over the taxi, over the train, over the trolley and over the plane.
It hopped over the school, over the house, over the barn and over the mouse.
The dot hopped over the cat, over the dog, over the bug, and over the log.
then over the apple, over the pie, over the cookie and into the sky.
But the dot didn’t stop. There was more he could do.
The dot waved “good bye,” and hopped right over the moon.
But don’t go away. The dot’s already back. That’s one of his tricks.
But I know you knew that.
So look for the dot hat’s cleaver and quick.
And don’t be surprised if the dot does more tricks.
© - Sean Hunter – 2013