The Dot

Picture Books | September 15, 2003

byPeter H. ReynoldsIllustratorPeter H. Reynolds

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With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.

That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.

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With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The...

Peter H. Reynolds was a reluctant reader but an incessant doodler as a child. "I often visit classrooms and ask who loves to draw," he says. "In kindergarten and first grade, all the hands go up. In second grade, most of the hands go up. In third grade, half the hands are up. By fourth and fifth grade, most of the hands are down, or pe...

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 7.81 × 8.38 × 0.41 inPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0763619612

ISBN - 13:9780763619619

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! This book is fantanstic. A wonderful treat for any child who isn't the class artist and teacher's who want to bring out the artist in everyone. One of my professor's read us this book last week, and the class (all future teacher's ourselves) we very moved by it.
Date published: 2006-10-02