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Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May

This book, Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May, is juvenile literature.

Everything About Dotty Dimple at Play

Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes, and worksheets related to the book. And don’t forget the links to more information for the content in the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.

The Pictures from Dotty Dimple at Play

Dotty Dimple at Play illustrated title page.

Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.

All were taken from the Internet Archive version of Dotty Dimple at Play, found here.

Title and Contents pages are presumably made by the publisherBoston: Lee and Shepard, publishers; New York: Lee, Shepard and Dillingham.

However, the seven black and white illustrations do not list an illustrator.

I’d like to thank the University of California Libraries for making this book and its illustrations available online to the public.

To see all of the pictures for this book, go here.

Subjects Covered in Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May

There are two subjects covered by this Sophie May book.

These subjects are Literature and Social Studies/Good Citizenship.

The book covers disabilities and helps the reader understand empathy and social responsibility.

However, the book also describes Jewish people unfavorably: though the student might not catch this. They might simply take the lesson that Dotty had not obeyed her mother. Discuss with your student if the issue comes up.

Reading Level of Dotty Dimple at Play

Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May, is appropriate for Children.

This means that it can be read from approximately 1st grade into adulthood; or at around 6 years of age.

However, some readers who haven’t been exposed to rich literature may struggle with vocabulary and need a dictionary while reading.

Placement in the MiniMize Book List

Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May, is book number 17 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.

This places it in the Elementary Level.

The book is the 14th book to be read during Year 1 of school.

About the Book and its Content

The story follows Dotty and her family as they travel.

When they visit the Asylum for the Blind in Indianapolis Dotty learns an important lesson.

This is the fourth book in the Dotty Dimple series.

For an interesting description of paratext in this book, see Sean Gilmore’s History of the Book; Dotty Dimple Box Set Additions.

Chapters – Dotty Dimple at Play

Dotty Dimple at Play contains 11 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:

Dotty Dimple at Play, table of contents.












Activities for Dotty Dimple at Play

There are no known activities existing for use while reading Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May.

We tried searching for “Dotty Dimple at Play Book Test.”

Then, we tried test, quiz, activities, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words.

Unfortunately, we only found e-books.

A MiniMize Worksheet

There is hope, though.

The MiniMize Life is creating a fill in the blank worksheet for Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May.

This worksheet will contain 2 pages with 11 days of activities and a total of 11 questions in all. There is one question for each chapter.

Also, an Answer Key is attached at the end of the worksheet.

How the Worksheet Works

This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.

The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.

Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.

Student Instructions

Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May, state the following.

Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.

Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?

The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.

The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.

When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.

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Read Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May

If you can’t wait to read Dotty Dimple at Play, The MiniMize Life found it in multiple formats for you!

Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.

Free E-Books

We all LOVE free stuff!

Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May. While free isn’t always better, we want to make sure that you can homeschool no matter what your financial situation might be.

Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.


You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.

Dotty Dimple at Play illustration, "Prudy's Lecture."

This version of Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May, works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.

The FREE e-book from gutenberg.org can be found here.

A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic. This is by design to allow anyone to use the data with their operating system.

*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org.

Internet Archive

The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.

Keep an eye out for missing pages, though. While we did our best to avoid this issue, sometimes it’s unavoidable with these old books.

You can read a FREE scanned copy of Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May at Internet Archive, here.

Google Books

If you like to keep your books in a Google Play account, then Google Books is for you.

You can find the FREE e-book on Google Books, here.

Audio Books

Since we were unable to find an existing audio version of Dotty Dimple at play, we decided to create one!

We are currently recording the book in chapters.

Go here to find the YouTube playlist.

Bound Books 

Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right?

That’s what Amazon’s for!

If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.

To buy Dotty Dimple at Play already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.

Kindle Book

We love Kindles! It’s just so easy to point, click, buy, and read. Amazon even organizes our Kindle Library and dusts the bookshelves for us!

Just kidding, there’s no dust.

But if you’re like us and want more reading with minimal effort, get the Kindle book, here.

Dotty Dimple at Play, by Sophie May 

That’s everything so far.

Remember, though, we will be updating this information from time to time.

Come back and visit, soon!

Is there anything you think might be helpful to anyone or their homeschool in relation to Dotty Dimple at Play? Let us know in the comments below!

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