Sunday, March 8, 2009

.the dot.

Have you ever noticed that some of the best words of advice and inspiration come from off the pages of a children's book?  Yes, I happen to LOVE children's picture books for that simple reason.  Amongst the titles I have collected for my little one's library, this particular book sits on my bookshelf.  A wonderfully written and illustrated book by Peter Reynolds entitled, The Dot
What I adored about this book, was the way Reynolds conveyed a powerful message though simple means.  His line drawings, accented by subtle hints of color.  You watch as the young, frustrated art student, Vashti, learns that if you take a simple concept, an idea, a DOT, and work with it, you open yourself up to a world of endless possibilities.  This is a book every budding, and established, artist needs to have on their bookshelf!

Just make a mark
and see
where it takes you.
~The Dot


  1. It's wonderful. Right now I enjoy going to the library with my children and bring lovely books home so we can read and enjoy nice illustrations.

  2. I LOVE working at a bookstore! It has truly been a blast! Especially being in the children's department. It was through a recommendation from a customer that I was able to find out about this book. There's another one called "Ish" by Peter Reynolds that is just as cute and inspiring as this one. :O)


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