The Dot is a picture book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds about a girl named Vashti who thinks she can’t draw. But you probably knew that
……..I could possibly be the last art teacher on earth to use this book in class.
Regardless, I read the class this simple book – showed the simple illustrations – handed out supplies and stepped back in awe. Especially over a certain young man who generally refuses to join in. He was passionately creating a dot masterpiece – with no extra instruction or encouragement from the class helpers – he just got to work…. and worked the entire class period.
The Dot has certainly “made its mark” around the world – translated into several foreign languages, turned into an animated film, there is even a website with project ideas….and a sequel (which I will get to next week)