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The Dot (Creatrilogy) Kindle Edition
|Length: 32 pages||Language: English||Age Level: 5 - 9|
|Grade Level: K - 4|
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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 --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: 'Just make a mark.'
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message.
—Booklist (starred review)
A fable about the creative spirit in every child.
—Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Books of the Year
This small gem of a book tells the story of Vashti. . . . It's the beginning of a love affair with dots in many different colors, sizes and patterns — and a marvelous lesson about what art is.
Readers can wonder about unsigned works that lie before us all.
In other hands this story about the power of the creative spirit could be preachy and overdone, but Reynolds keeps the voice fresh and the message subtle.
A wise and delightful tale for all ages.
—Yellow Brick Road
Reynolds' pictures in this parable . . . emphasize that all art, from the most impressive masterpiece to a child's simple scrawl begins the same way and by definition there is no right or wrong way to express oneself — an important lesson for anyone who is learning something new.
—Syndicated Column - Lynne Burke
This is a charming fable about faith and art. Reynolds's drawings have just the right lightness and whimsy to keep it all afloat in a cartoony watercolor-washed world.
—Boston Globe --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- File Size : 4839 KB
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- Print Length : 32 pages
- Publisher : Candlewick Press (10 September 2013)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- ASIN : B00EA5HEM8
- Language: : English
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- Best Sellers Rank: #70,109 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Vashti ays she cant draw - so her teacheer asks her to make a mark on the paper and sign it. Vashti does and in doing this she creates a whole series of dots of every size and colour.
This is a perfect book for teachers who may have reluctant artists and it couldn't be more perfect to introduce children back into school at this present time.
The Dot is all about the power of - you may not be able to do something - YET - but keep trying.
Unfortunately this arrived in less than perfect condition.
The pupils were also inspired to do some lovely art.
From a parents point of view, this is a book that should be on everyone’s bookshelf. It creates a lot of chat.
Only has 1 star because I had to check at least one star to submit!!
Very disappointed in Amazon