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The Dot

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 27,165 Ratings and 1,912 Reviews

Book Description
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."

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Book Information
PublisherCandlewick Press
BindingHardcover (3 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
Publication Date09/15/2003
The Creators
About Peter H. Reynolds (Author, Illustrator) : Peter H. Reynolds is a children's book author, illustrator, bookshop owner, founder of FableVision, and an advocate for creativity and children of all ages. He is the award winning author and illustra... more
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11/24/2015 Jessica Kim tagged as: Inspired me

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3/9/2011 arischa conner said: Great book!
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7/26/2010 Anezoula Tsimpika tagged as: I read

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3/14/2010 Kinsy McVay said: Wonderful book! I use it often in my art classroom.
tags: creativity, art, I recommend, I read

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11/28/2009 Monica Kelley said:
This book is about finding your own artistic voice. The main character, Vashti, is challenged by her art teacher to just make a mark on her paper to see where it takes her. Vashti quickly discovers that she can draw, and she begins her own artistic journey. What I love most about this book is tha... more

tags: Inspired me, I read

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10/25/2008 vanessa newton said:
Any family member or Teacher who is into art should have this little book around. It's not just for children, but for anyone who has ever said I can't do this or that. A little girl named Vashti finds out that she can do more than she really thinks. Great book and the illustrations are wonderful ... more

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