The Dot

Peter 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.

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 09/15/2003
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.6lbs
Size: 8.30h x 7.60w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780763619619
Age: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 1.9
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 69954 / Dot

Award: Christopher Awards - Winner
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Golden Sower Award - Nominee
Award: Keystone to Reading Book Award - Nominee
Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Irma S. & James H. Black Award - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 10/01/2003 pg. 1229
Publishers Weekly 10/20/2003 pg. 54
Booklist 11/01/2003 pg. 513
School Library Journal 11/01/2003 pg. 114
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 59 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Booklist 11/01/2004 pg. 497
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2004 pg. 59 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
School Library Journal 10/01/2004

About the Author
Peter H. Reynolds is the New York Times best-selling illustrator of the Judy Moody and Stink series written by Megan McDonald. He is also the creator of several picture books for children, including Ish, Sky Color, The North Star, and So Few of Me. The president and creative director of FableVision, Peter H. Reynolds was born in Canada and now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.