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Ish

by Peter H. Reynolds

A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT.Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s...

A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT.

Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.

Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.

Suggested by Mrs. Rosa (Kindergarten Teacher)
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Hardcover - 32 pages - in En-U - $14.00
ISBN: 076362344X (ISBN13: 9780763623449)
Published Aug 19, 2004 by Candlewick Press
First published 2004

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at Celerity Dyad Charter School, Los Angeles, CA

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They are a great class. They enjoy reading books and love when we have read alouds. They always want me to read the books they borrow from the library or books they buy.

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