The Dot

By the same author-illustrator as Ish, Peter Reynold‘s The Dot follows Vashti, a truculent little girl who is convinced she can’t draw, as she realizes that she can, of course. Her favorite theme? A dot. She even draws a dot by not drawing a dot. School Library Journal: “Winningly and economically dramatized by Reynolds’s fluid pen-and-ink, watercolor, and tea images of Vashti. . .  everything about this little gem, from its unusual trim size to the author’s hand-lettered text, from the dot-shaped cocoons of carefully chosen color that embrace each vignette of Vashti to her inventive, negative-space masterpiece, speaks to [the moral]. . . . With art that seems perfectly suited to the mood and the message of the text, Reynolds inspires with a gentle and generous mantra: ‘Just make a mark.'” Giggle factor: not really. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: five jelly jars. (Click here for additional activities and reviews posted on Reynold’s website.)

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~ by kaychubbuck on July 18, 2010.

One Response to “The Dot”

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