Annotations for Dot


Baker & Taylor
Trying to make a point to her teacher that she has no artist talent, Vashti jabs the brush onto the canvas in a fit of anger, yet in doing so, Vashti sees something special and soon works with it--making her one crazy dot into a real work of art. Jr Lib Guild. 25,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.

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Random House, Inc.
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."

Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.

That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.

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