The Dot by Peter Reynolds is an award winning and beloved children's book.
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.
Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children.
The Dot has been honored with many wards and nominations including, but not limited to:
1. Chapman Awards for Best Classroom Read-Alouds
2. Borders'''' Original Voices Selection
3. Chicago Public Library Best Books for Children and Teens
4. Irma S. and James H. Black Honor--Bank Street College of Education
Grade range: Preschool and up
Hardcover, 32 pages
Measures 8 1/16" x 7 7/16"