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The dot [electronic resource] / Peter H. Reynolds.

Reynolds, Peter, 1961- (Author). Birch, Thora. (Added Author). McFadden, Jerry Dale. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780545786294 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 05457862911 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Weston Woods : 2004.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Thora Birch.
Summary, etc.:
Vashti thinks she can't draw, but her journey of self discovery and expression is an enchanting invitation to everyone to explore his or her own creative spirit.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2004 October
    This simple, circular story is the answer to every child who ever said, "I can't draw." Follow up by giving all students a piece of paper with their very own dot. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2003 November
    PreS-Gr 4-"Just make a mark and see where it takes you." This sage advice, offered by her intuitive, intelligent teacher, sets our young heroine on a journey of self-expression, artistic experimentation, and success. First pictured as being enveloped by a blue-and-gray miasma of discouragement and dejection, Vashti seems beaten by the blank paper before her. It is her defeatist declaration, "I just CAN'T draw," that evokes her teacher's sensitive suggestion. Once the child takes that very first stab at art, winningly and economically dramatized by Reynolds's fluid pen-and-ink, watercolor, and tea image of Vashti swooping down upon that vacant paper in a burst of red-orange energy, there's no stopping her. Honoring effort and overcoming convention are the themes here. Everything about this little gem, from its unusual trim size to the author's hand-lettered text, from the dot-shaped cocoons of carefully chosen color that embrace each vignette of Vashti to her inventive negative-space masterpiece, speaks to them. Best of all, with her accomplishment comes an invaluable bonus: the ability and the willingness to encourage and embolden others. 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."-Kathy Krasniewicz,Perrot Library, Greenwich, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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