While he eats his lunch, Luke reads The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Vashti thinks she can't draw, until her art teacher tells her to "just make a mark" and sign it. She does, she makes one little dot in the middle of a blank page, and the next day she sees that her teacher has framed it in gold and displayed it behind her desk. Once Vashti's taken that first step, she becomes an inspired dot artist, an obsessed one even. This is a lovely story about creativity, inspiration, and hard work -- a good one for grown-ups as well as kids.