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Dot (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Peter H. Reynolds

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

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Great book to teach students/children about creativity and to help them discover their own abilities. ( )
  weisser4 | May 3, 2016 |
Vashti thinks she has no talent and just draws a dot on a paper. Her teacher encourages her to hanging her dot drawing on the wall. With her teacher’s encouragement Vashti is inspired and starts to discover art. Later, she meets a little boy who believes he has no talent like she did and encourages him just as her teacher encouraged her. The illustrator uses all forms of line and color to connect the reader to mood and emotion of the story. ( )
  TiffanyA | Apr 26, 2016 |
its about a girl named Vashti who thinks she can't draw. ( )
  lindy_brooke | Apr 12, 2016 |
"The Dot" is a book about a student who becomes frustrated believing that they cannot draw or paint. Through the story, the teacher shows the student that the dot they drew on the page is just as special to her. Because of this, the student's artwork began to grow with coloring and sizing. This would be a great book to read to young children being that it shows that just because you don't think your own artwork is great, someone else could really love it. ( )
  cbuquet5 | Apr 10, 2016 |
Vashti says that she can't draw, but her teacher encourages her to be proud of what she CAN do. This sets her on the path to be a creative artist.
Media: watercolor, ink, and tea. ( )
  catherineparry | Apr 4, 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.
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"Hmmph! I can make a better dot than THAT!
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0763619612, Hardcover)

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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