BOOKS:”I can’t draw”—Review of The Dot
“I can’t draw”: Book Review of The Dot
Review by Sarah Mist
Book: The Dot
Author: Peter H. Reynolds
Illustrator: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
For readers aged: 4 years and up
A young girl, Vashti, thinks she can’t draw, but her art teacher inspires her and she realizes her own creative talent.
A sweet, inspiring story about cutting through narrow limiting concepts about art and creativity. I love the simple line and water colour illustrations and even the scratchy font was an inspiration. I think this book really hit the mark with my seven-year-old son who went through a phase of thinking that leaves could only be painted green and the sky had to be blue. I did notice a distinctive shift in his approach to art after reading this lovely little book.
★★★★★ 5 stars from my seven-year-old son
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