As far as I know, this os the only other childrens book by Norton Juster other than our family favorite 'The Phantom Toll Booth.' It's very very short and sweet and a fine intro to fundamental mathematics that's a mix of mostly art and Juster's purple prose. This book is a rare keeper!
The Dot and the Line is a classic in our family! Astonishingly clever and delightfully illustrated, it is a winner on many levels. Our young children giggled over the love-sick line's efforts to win the dot away from the silly squiggle. Simultaneously, the young adults were intrigued by the advanced vocabulary and the line's mixing of math and lover's logic. Finally, the seasoned reader might notice embedded questions about creativity, self-deception, peer-pressure, and whether living "reasonably" "happily ever after" might be an perfect ending after all.