The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds Picture Book Review

I discovered The Dot at the library last winter, and I love it. Thankfully, my kids do too. It teaches children that art is not about being like other artists or following certain rules, but about experimenting and using your gifts in creative ways.

Picture Book Review of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

 

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The Dot is about a little girl, Vashti, who thinks she is not an artist. Her art teacher asks her to make a ark, any mark. Vashti angrily makes a dot on her paper and turns it in. Her teacher looks the dot carefully and then asks Vashti to sign it.

Picture Book Review of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

The next time Vashti is in the classroom, she sees her painting framed in a “swirly gold frame,” and decides she can do better than that.

Picture Book Review of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Vashti begins working on dots, different colors, different sizes. She even makes a dot without painting one.

Picture Book Review of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

When her work is featured in her school’s art show, a boy tells her that he wishes he could be an artist like her, but he “can’t draw a straight line with a ruler.” Vashti asks him to show her. The boy draws his line, and Vashti looks carefully at his paper and then asks him to sign his name.

Picture Book Review of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Once again, I recorded Brontë’s review of The Dot. She gives it two thumbs up because she has two thumbs. :)

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