Catalogue Number: WW646
Producer: Weston Woods
Subject: Arts, Children's Stories, Language Arts
Grade Level: PreK - 2, 3 - 5
Country Of Origin: United States
Copyright Year: 2004
Running Time: 6:32
by Peter H. Reynolds,
illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.
Vashti may not be able to draw, but she can at least make a dot. When she sees the dot framed above her art teacher's desk she decides that she can make a better dot. Soon Vashti is making big dots and small dots, red dots, blue dots and purple dots. At the school art show everyone admires her dot paintings and she realizes that art is about more than being able to draw.
Narrated by Thora Birch.
Christopher Medal Book
"Recommended." - Video Librarian
"Thora Birch portrays a tentative Vashti as she opens her paint box, a confident student as she is inspired, and a compassionate mentor as she encourages an admirer. The musical score sets an upbeat tone for this fine production." - AudioFile
"...heart-warming...emphasizes self-esteem, art concepts, and education. It also demonstrates the importance of identity in the signing of pictures...Technical quality and sound are excellent...Teachers and librarians will find this book useful for both art and self-esteem lessons and to encourage students in all their endeavors." - School Library Jouranl