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Ready Set Draw-ish! Peter H. Reynolds’ THE DOT

Ready Set Draw-ish! Peter H. Reynoldsu0027 THE DOT

Dot Day is a celebration of creativity! We’re excited to present this special episode of Ready Set Draw! featuring The Dot author and illustrator, Peter H. Reynolds. Watch and learn as Peter draws a dot galaxy, then register for Dot Day and make your mark!

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Creativity is an important aspect if everyone’s life. Want to make your mark this year and show the world your creative side? Register for Dot Day and participate. You can sign up HERE!


The Dot - Dot DayThe Dot
Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Published by Candlewick Press

Vashti is not an artist. She jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. “There” she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey of surprise and self-discovery.

Ish - Dot Day Ish
Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Published by Candlewick Press

Ramon loves to draw and it makes him happy but, in one split second everything changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon’s older brother, Leon, turns Ramon’s carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just “right.”

Sky Color - Dot DaySky Color
Written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
Published by Candlewick Press

Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint?


Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy The Dot, Ish,  and Sky Color he is the author-illustrator of Rose’s Garden, The North Star, and So Few of Me. Peter H. Reynolds helps inspire children find their creative side and dream big through his art and writing!

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Kassia Graham

Yup! It’s so simple ANYONE can do it. Many kids are shy about their art, so this is a great way to help them express themselves. Happy Dot Day to you too!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Sara Magnafichi

My class will be making 16 “polka dot themed” no sew blankets on Dot Day. We will be donating these blankets to our local children’s hospital, along with a copy of “The Dot”, a coloring book for students to “make their mark”, and a box of crayons. We hope to “make our mark” by encouraging sick children to be brave while in the hospital, and let them know that we are thinking about them.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Mary Beth McDaniel

Sharpie’s and water colors! Love it! Always seem to teach the kids with crayons and water colors. Going to give the Sharpie’s a try!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Theresa Wells-Taylor

Thanks for this video. Excited to share it with my students. Happy Dot Day!!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kathy Elstad

I love the book The Dot! I love the wisdom of the teacher who encouraged the child with what she could do and look at what the child ended up doing and how the child felt about herself! Simple yet, brilliant!!!!!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Ritamary Montano-Vining

Now more than ever it is essential to educate our students on how to make “their” own mark on the world in which we live.
My high school students create their own personally designed dot, it becomes their trademark.

Kid Lit TV Commenter romenendez70

At Cannaday Elementary we will leave our mark by reading The Dot, singing The Dot Song, thinking about the qualities that we need to cultivate in order to make our mark, and of course making all sorts of dots! We will also host a Family Dot Night, where we will create edible dots!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Aliya Jawed

Wow that’s great,what a simple and exiting way to start writing some thing for new ,shy kids,Happy dot day

Kid Lit TV Commenter Sherry Gick

My son & I watched this video on Epic and LOVED it! He talked about how the video made him want to paint & create. Thank you Peter for always inspiring!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Kathy

I will celebrate by doing something creative with my daughter, and perhaps by reading The Sky Color which is one of our favorite books.


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