The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Title: The Dot
Author: Peter Reynolds
Illustrator: Peter Reynolds
Publisher: Walker Books (2004)
ISBN: 9781844281695
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is an expressive picture book that deals with reflection, perseverance, growth mindset and creativity.

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.”

Series: The Dot (1); Ish (2); Playing From the Heart (3)

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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies book to book. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

Peter Reynolds Website: Questions & Answers about The Dot!
Peter Reynolds Website: Activity Ideas
Reading is Fundamental: Support Materials
Walker Books: International Dot Day ClassroomGuide
Candlewick Press: Creatrilogy Classroom Guide
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
Peter Reynolds Official Website
Take a look inside The Dot

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