The Dot

The Dot

eBook - 2003
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Grade range: Kindergarten - grade 2.
Features an audio read-along! With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark&́#x1b;p0b4sand 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&́#x1b;p0b4sshe'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.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2003
ISBN: 9780763667863
0763667862
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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HelenCech
Sep 13, 2016

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iluvbooks7
Jan 09, 2016

Classic!

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sunshine23
Apr 01, 2013

Just a simple dot is able to inspire the creativity in all children. This is a small book with a "BIG" message. Check out and enjoy it's sequel "Ish".

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jeedam
Mar 29, 2013

A great lesson for teachers! Love this book!

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MattBCouch
May 10, 2012

Love this book!

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elloyd74
Mar 03, 2012

The cover makes it look a little "precious" or cheesily inspirational, but The Dot is a solid classic about the way we see ourselves and the art we make. Vashti, who says she can't draw, is shown in a breathtakingly simple and kind way by her art teacher that she can. She passes the lesson on.

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chm
Mar 27, 2010

How a little girl is empowered.

kantoni Oct 24, 2009

A short, little story that is very heartwarming. Inspirational, with a little backwards psychology -used in a good way.

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