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International Dot Day is a celebration of creativity that was inspired by Peter H. Reynolds' book "The Dot". This site is filled with other authors, illustrators, and celebrities who share in the dream of a more creative world. Learn more about International Dot Day!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Craig Bartlett

Craig Bartlett created the classic animated cartoon series "Hey Arnold!" after getting a stellar start directing the claymation classic Penny cartoon segments on Pee Wee's Playhouse, and, most recently, the PBS Kids hit series "Dinosaur Train" produced by Jim Henson Productions.  For his dot, he offers this portrait of his Shi-Tzu, whose name is Dot, because he can't hear the word "dot" without thinking of her.  

Watch Mr. Bartlett show how to draw Tiny from Dinosaur Train

Monday, July 30, 2012

Chris Barton

Chris Barton is an award-winning author of best-selling books. Can I See Your I.D. is a Junior Library Guild selection. His book, Shark vs. Train is a  New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller and finalist for the 2011 Children's Choice Book AwardsThe Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors was named one of the best children's books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly, School Library JournalKirkus Reviews, The Washington Post, and the Bank Street College of Education.

Learn more about Chris on his website!

While Mr. Barton was creating his dot, his 8-year old son was creating right next to him. Here is his dot: