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Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Dot (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Peter H. Reynolds

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Authors:Peter H. Reynolds
Info:Walker Childrens Paperbacks (2004), Paperback
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Tags:easy, teacher, creativity, encouragement, gr. k-3

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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds (2003)



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  cartieraf1 | Feb 18, 2017 |
I think this book is written in a way that would encourage children to always try new things. I loved the illustrations in the book as well and felt that it added to the message the book was sending. I definitely would read this book in my future classroom. ( )
  SamanthaPollak | Feb 6, 2017 |
This book encourages teachers to help students with their confidence and creativity. ( )
  jackiegibson | Jan 13, 2017 |
Vashti doesnt think she can draw but her art teacher convinces her to draw something. so she draws a dot. her art teacher hangs it up and vashti is so proud that she continues to draw and draw dots in beatiful ways until she realizes that she is a wonderful artist
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  TUCC | Jan 11, 2017 |
This book is about a little girl who thinks she is not an artist. The teacher encourages her to try, so she just puts a dot on the paper and signs it. She is very encouraged when she sees the dot hanging in the teacher's office. This is a great book to teach about creativity. It is also good to teach about the power of trying your best rather than focusing on being perfect.
  Jordan.Francies | Dec 3, 2016 |
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Dedicated to Mr. Matson, my 7th grade math teacher, who dared me to "make my mark."
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Art class was over, but Vashti sat glued to her chair.
"Hmmph! I can make a better dot than THAT!
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A frustrated grade school artist, Vashti sits slumped over her blank piece of paper at the end of art class. "I just CAN'T draw!" she tells her teacher. Her teacher first uses wit, then subtle yet clever encouragement to inspire her student to go beyond her insecurities and become, in the words of a younger boy who "can’t" draw either, "a really great artist."

Peter H. Reynolds crafts a quiet, pleasing story in The Dot--one that will strike a chord with children who have outgrown the self-assurance of kindergarten and begun to doubt their own greatness. His marvelous watercolor, ink, and, yes, tea illustrations are appealing in a Quentin Blakey way, especially as Vashti begins to go wild with her dots. The delightfully open-ended conclusion will have readers of all ages contemplating how they can make their own mark in the world. Highly recommended. (Ages 5 to 9) --Emilie Coulter

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Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.

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