The Dot

The Dot

eBook - 2014
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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—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: 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780763667863

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I never thought I could be an artist, but this amazing book gave me a new perspective. Recommended by Karen

Vashti knows she can't draw and can't figure out what she wants to draw either. With some help from her art teacher, Vashti finds her passion in drawing: dots!


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L2Gdriver98023
Apr 29, 2020

Pay it forward!

jcljessicaj Oct 17, 2019

A heartwarming story about how it just takes one person to believe in and encourage you for you to see what you're really capable of.

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elfiereads
May 20, 2019

Even the tiniest dot can start you off

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 14, 2018

“The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds was published in 2003 and I am glad to say that this outstanding book is one of my favourite books to read since my childhood. When I was first introduced to this book I immediately felt a connection to it. It was because I went through a similar phase as Vashti went through. I believed I wasn't able to draw as good as my friends, but my parents encouraged me that I would be able to draw just as good as them if I just tried my hardest, and never gave up or lose hope. Sure enough, they were right, just like always. This is a very inspiring book and I recommend to anyone especially kids who are young enough to understand the meaning and learn the important lesson of empowerment. 5/5 rating.
@TheBookieReadingMonster of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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HelenCech
Sep 13, 2016

favorite

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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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