The Dot
by Peter Reynolds


Vashti is frustrated. She's not an artist. She can't draw. So she jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. Yet that one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery.

With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark-- and see where our creativity takes us.

Reading Levels
Interest Level:  PreS-Gr. 4         DRA Level:  20               Lexile:  500L       
Grade Level Equiv:  2.1            
Guided Reading:  L


Peek Inside
We LOVE Peter Reynold's whimsical illustration style.  Here are some sample spreads from inside this ADORABLE book:




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