The Dot

Title: The Dot
Author: Peter Reynolds
Illustrator: Peter Reynolds
Publisher: Walker Books (2004)
ISBN: 9781844281695
Series: The Dot (1); Ish (2); Playing From the Heart (3)

A teacher encourages Vashti in her artistic abilities by making her own mark, a dot. The teachers’ positive response prompts Vashti to create a wide range of dot paintings. “At the school art show a few weeks later, Vashti’s many dots made quite a splash.”

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Peter Reynolds Website: Questions & Answers about The Dot!
Peter Reynolds Website: Activity Ideas
Reading is Fundamental: Support Materials
Candlewick Press: Creatrilogy Classroom Guide
Child Development Institute: Self Esteem and Your Child’s Motivation
Kids Health in the Classroom: Self Esteem Teacher’s Guide
PsyPost: Stress-related hormone cortisol lowers significantly after just 45 minutes of art creation
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Art and Design Activities
Novak Djokovic Foundation: How to Raise a Creative Child
Peter Reynolds Official Website
Peter Reynolds Twitter
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