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Here’s a Dot, There’s a Dot

the dot

the-dot

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

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

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

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds,

visit:  http://www.peterhreynolds.com