FollettBound Sewn Candlewick Press, 2003
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Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 22 cm
Dewey: -E-; Int Lvl: K-3; Rd Lvl: 2.0
AR 1.9 LG .5 69954EN; RC 2.1 1; LEX AD500L; F&P L


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Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2003

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Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement leads her to change her mind.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2003
  • Format: FollettBound Sewn
  • Edition: First edition 2003.
  • Dewey: -E-
  • Classifications: Fiction, Easy
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 22 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-41319-073-1 (originally 0-7636-1961-2)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-41319-073-1 (originally 978-0-7636-1961-9)
  • LCCN: 2002-041113
  • Follett Number: 22611W5
  • Catalog Number: 0763619612
  • Interest Level: K-3
  • Reading Level: 2.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 1.9
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 69954EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 2.1
  • Reading Counts Points: 1
  • Lexile: AD500L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: L

Reviews & Awards
  • Book Links, 03/01/10
  • Booklist starred, 11/01/03
  • Horn Book Magazine, 04/01/04
  • Kirkus Reviews, 10/01/03
  • Library Media Connection, 03/01/04
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 10/20/03
  • School Library Journal starred, 11/01/03
  • Teacher Librarian, 06/01/05
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (November 1, 2003 (Vol. 100, No. 5))
K-Gr. 2. Simplicity itself, like the dot in the title, this small book carries a big message. Vashti doesn't like her art class. She can't draw. So when her teacher tells her just to make a mark, Vashti belligerently hands in her paper with a single dot. But what a wise teacher Vashti has. She makes Vashti sign the paper, and then she frames it. Seeing her work on the wall encourages Vashti to do better, and she takes out her watercolors and begins experimenting with all sorts of dots. At a school show, her dots are a hit, and when a little boy tells her he can't draw, she invites him to make his own mark. The squiggle he puts down on paper gets him off and running. The pen-and-ink drawings accented with splotches of colorful circles aren't quite as minimalist as Vashti's work, but they reflect the same spareness and possibility. Art teachers might consider reading this at the beginning of each semester to quell the idea, "I can't draw."

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