The Dot

The Dot

By Peter H. Reynolds; Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763619619, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2003

Description
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.


About the Author
Peter H. Reynoldsis a New York Times best-sellingillustrator who has created manyacclaimed books for children, including "The Dot, Ish, " and"The North Star."His bookstore, The Blue Bunny, and his company, FableVision, both in Massachusetts, are dedicated to sharing stories that matter, stories that move. Visit his webite at www.peterhreynolds.com.

Peter H. Reynoldsis a New York Times best-sellingillustrator who has created manyacclaimed books for children, including "The Dot, Ish, " and"The North Star."His bookstore, The Blue Bunny, and his company, FableVision, both in Massachusetts, are dedicated to sharing stories that matter, stories that move. Visit his webite at www.peterhreynolds.com.