Picture Book Review: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Looking for your next read? Check out The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Anne A.

Who or what inspires you? Vashti sits in her art class and stares at her blank paper. She thinks that she can’t draw. Her teacher tells her to “make a mark.” Vashti draws a dot on her page and the teacher tells her to “sign it.” The next day in class, she sees her drawing framed. The framed picture motivates her to draw and paint more dots. She even creates an art show of her work at school. When a little boy complains that he can’t draw a straight line, Vashti encourages him like her teacher encouraged her.

This simple story inspires children to be creative with art even if they doubt their artistic abilities. The author uses simple illustrations to explain that art does not have to be complicated. All kids need is a little confidence and encouragement to be an artist. This book teaches kids that anything can be art and that making art is fun.

The Dot is available to be checked out at any Fulton County Library. This story is a regular print book and VOX read along book. There is an audiobook version on Hoopla and eRead Kids. Hoopla also has a Spanish audiobook version. Overdrive has this story as an eBook. Young readers also can enjoy Ish and Sky Color by the same author. Get creative with this inspirational book tonight!

Check out The Dot on Hoopla, eReadKids, Libby, or from your branch's shelves with your library card today!

The Dot on eReadKids eBook

The Dot on eReadKids eAudiobook

The Dot

The Dot (Read-a-long)

The Dot eBook

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The Dot eAudiobook

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