The Dot

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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.

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.

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"