Children's Book Review: The Creatrilogy Set by Peter Reynolds

January 29, 2013

The DotMarin Mommies presents another guest article by Marin children's librarian Lisa Katz. This time, she takes a look at three wonderful books about the power of original thinking.

Check out this beautifully boxed set of three hardcover picture books that celebrate the power of original thinking!

The Dot—The first book in this wonderful little series by Peter Reynolds. Meet Vashti. Vashti, isn’t an artist, she can’t draw. But her art teacher wants her to create something on a piece of paper. But Vashti insists that she can’t draw. Instead she places a dot on a piece of paper. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti’s journey into self-discovery.

Ish—The second book in the series is about a little artist, Ramon who loves to draw. It is what Ramon does best. But suddenly he loses confidence in his drawings until his sister, Marisol, shows him that value of doing something and it doesn’t always have to be just perfect!

Sky Color—The third book in the Creatrilogy series is a story about a young girl, Marisol, who needs to paint the sky for a class mural but she can’t find the color she is looking for. Doesn’t the sky have to be blue? Not necessarily.

IshSky Color

This set is a must for every little artist or non-artist. Because really it is about the power of the creative mind and the ability to just try. It is all about the creative process and not the end result. Thank you author/illustrator Peter Reynolds for helping us to teach our children how to express themselves and learning that there is an artist in us all.

Recommended for ages 5 and up. Available on Amazon, local bookstores, or your library.