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August Giveaway: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

August Giveaway: The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

It’s almost back-to-school time - so we’re going to share a special book called The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds with one of our subscribers. It’s an absolutely perfect book to introduce to children (and teachers) before school begins. If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly encourage you to check it out from your local library and read it with your kids (assuming you don’t win a free copy of course!).

In the book, a young girl named Vashti refuses to do anything in art class because she’s simply convinced she’s terrible at art. Parents and teachers everywhere can relate with witnessing this depressing attitude manifesting itself in our kids - and something must be done about it.

Luckily, Vashti’s teacher changes her life by encouraging her to start with a single dot on the paper - and just see where it takes her. It’s a heartwarming story full of many important life lessons. In fact, it made our list of the best picture books with life lessons - and I’m excited to share it with one of you this month!

Please feel free to enter even if you already own a copy of this great book. It makes a perfect gift for a teacher - who always appreciate a good reminder of the difference they’re able to make every day.. Give it to one of your child’s teachers and help spread the important messages of self-confidence, imagination, and individuality you’ll find inside these pages.


There will be one winner of a hardcover copy of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The winner will be chosen at random after the ending date of August 31st at 12:00 a.m. EST. Entry into monthly giveaways is a reward for our subscribers - to spread the joy and give back to the folks who are following along on Dad Suggests. So, make sure you are subscribed to our newsletter. (You can find the sign-up box for our newsletter at the bottom of every page on DadSuggests.com.)

And, as you’ll see, there are a few optional ways to earn extra entries if you’d like to increase your chances! The winner will be contacted through the e-mail they provide and will have to provide a US or Canada address for shipping at that time. Open to US and Canada only and you must be 18+ to enter. You can also refer to the official rules.

Good luck! And help us spread the word if you know of any parents or teachers out there who you think would love a copy of this fantastic book.

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