Welcome to Celebri-dots

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!

Monday, June 6, 2022

Marc Colagiovanni

Marc Colagiovanni was born and raised and currently resides in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife and three daughters. Marc has been a practicing attorney in the state of Rhode Island for the last 20 years. Marc writes, "While I am honored to be part of the legal profession and enjoy the practice of law, my true passion has always been writing. Through the serendipitous connecting of dots, I met Peter H. Reynolds in 2017. I'm excited to share that my first two picture books will be published through Scholastic and illustrated by Peter! When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left will be released on March 7, 2023 with The Reflection in Me to be released in the Spring of 2024."

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Michael Arndt 2022


A new Celebridot for 2022 from Michael Arndt. Michael writes about his dot, "My celebridot, updated for 2022. RAINBOW DOT. My 2022 dot was inspired by two of my books, MY HEART GROWS and ONE YELLOW SUN, as well as recent events. The circle represents singularity, but also community. Continuity, but also completion. Specificity, but also universality. Concentric circles add the idea of both focusing inwards as well as expanding outwards. The rainbow signifies inclusion and diversity working in beautiful harmony, ever more important today than ever. Colors are light waves, sound waves on a xylophone, and vibrations. As chakras, they are: red, grounding—orange, emotions—yellow, intellect—green, compassion—blue, expression— purple, wisdom—and white, consciousness. All of these are qualities of a whole and healthy education and what art can accomplish as part of that. Children need all of these and to be encouraged to explore all the colors in their paintbox."

You can find Michael on Instagram at @MichaelArndtBooks