Peter H. Reynolds crafts a quiet, pleasing story in The Dot--one that will strike a chord with children who have outgrown the self-assurance of kindergarten and begun to doubt their own greatness. His marvelous watercolor, ink, and, yes, tea illustrations are appealing in a Quentin Blakey way, especially as Vashti begins to go wild with her dots. The delightfully open-ended conclusion will have readers of all ages contemplating how they can make their own mark in the world. Highly recommended. (Ages 5 to 9) --Emilie Coulter
Another great story about creativity and the ability to be creative no matter how "talented" you are. A must have for inspiring critical thinking and creativity.Published 1 month ago by Angela B.
This book is great for encouraging adults and kids to be themselves and whatever that may be it is special and might be interesting to other people. Read morePublished 9 months ago by JKC
Both my kids, 5&3 loved the story. My five year old has me read it again and again. The story has a great message- you can do anything you try, and encourages children to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I teach art to adults who have never considered themselves artistic. This little book reinforces the idea that everyone has creativity... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Barb R
I am a teacher and so this story really hits home. What a great feel-good story for motivating children!Published on Sept. 17 2009 by T. Burden