the dot celebrates the creative spirit in all of us.
Vashti didn’t feel like an artist. “Just make a mark and see where it takes you,” says Vashti’s art teacher. Vashti makes a dot, signs her name. Her teacher frames her dot. Vashti believes she can do better. She engages in exploring the art process and her own creative process. A little boy says, “I can’t draw.” “Sign it,” encourages Vashti.
TITLE: the dot
AUTHOR: Peter H. Reynolds
ILLUSTRATOR: Peter H. Reynolds
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2003
AGE GROUP: 4-8
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, imagination, risk taking, creative spirit, self-esteem
1) Sign your name using dots instead of lines.
2) Make a connect-the-dot image.
For further activities, Candlewick Press Presents a Guide for Classrooms using the dot, visit http://www.candlewick.com/book_files/076362344X.btg.1.pdf
To learn more about author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds,