Reynolds, Peter The Dot

ISBN 13: 9780744593457

The Dot

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Vashti says she can't draw, but her teacher thinks she can. She knows that there's creative spirit in everyone and encourages Vashti to sign the angry dot she makes in frustration. This act makes Vashti begin to perceive herself differently and see that where there's a dot, there's a way.

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In this engaging, inspiring tale, Reynolds (illustrator of the Judy Moody series) demonstrates the power of a little encouragement. . . . Reynolds pulls off exactly what his young heroine does, creating an impressive work from deceptively simple beginnings.
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: 'Just make a mark.'
--School Library Journal (starred review)

Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message.
--Booklist (starred review)

A fable about the creative spirit in every child.
--Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year

This small gem of a book tells the story of Vashti. . . . It's the beginning of a love affair with dots in many different colors, sizes and patterns -- and a marvelous lesson about what art is.
--Washington Post

Readers can wonder about unsigned works that lie before us all.
--Chicago Tribune

In other hands this story about the power of the creative spirit could be preachy and overdone, but Reynolds keeps the voice fresh and the message subtle.
--Book Links

A wise and delightful tale for all ages.
--Yellow Brick Road

Reynolds' pictures in this parable . . . emphasize that all art, from the most impressive masterpiece to a child's simple scrawl begins the same way and by definition there is no right or wrong way to express oneself -- an important lesson for anyone who is learning something new.
--Syndicated Column - Lynne Burke

This is a charming fable about faith and art. Reynolds's drawings have just the right lightness and whimsy to keep it all afloat in a cartoony watercolor-washed world.
--Boston Globe

Book Description:

Create your own adventure! The Dot, Peter H. Reynolds's award-winning classic, offers inspiration - while a blank book and coloured pencils provide the means.

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