The Dot Film

The Dot Film


The Dot DVDThe Dot
by Peter H. Reynolds
(Weston Woods, 2004)
DVD - Running time 7 minutes, 15 seconds.

Winner of the Carnegie Medal in 2005

Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself.

But Vashti can’t draw - she’s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti 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. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds’ delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us. With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Reynolds' book, The Dot, has been transformed into a magical animated short film, enticing even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark — and follow where it takes you.

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If you like this, you’ll like Stories that Matter, Stories that Move and The North Star products.


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