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The Dot

The Dot

by Peter H. Reynolds Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

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.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.1
Lexile Measure
500L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Peter H. Reynolds
Peter H. Reynolds

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