The Dot Film
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.