Ish

by Peter H. Reynolds
Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds

Candlewick Press | August 19, 2004 | Picture Books

Ish is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
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.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 7.74 × 8.51 × 0.37 in

Published: August 19, 2004

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076362344X

ISBN - 13: 9780763623449

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a great message! My children and I have enjoyed this book - the illustrations are beautiful, and the message it price-less...
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic book!!! Great message, especially for children who feel their talent(s) is (are) inadequate. Accept and love what you do children!
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must read Have started reading this and found it to be an eye-opening experience so far. Am only halfway through but so far - amazing.
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I could put this in the hands of every child! This was one of the first books by Peter H. Reynolds that I ever read. And with each book I appreciate his writing and illustrations more. But this will always be one of my favorites, and a book I believe every child should read! The story is amazing and the illustrations wonderful. It will encourage children to try new things, and to keep at them even if they are not good from the start. They can do it sort of 'ish' and that is good enough. This is one of the best children's books I have ever read!
Date published: 2012-02-07

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Ish

by Peter H. Reynolds
Illustrator Peter H. Reynolds

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 32 pages, 7.74 × 8.51 × 0.37 in

Published: August 19, 2004

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076362344X

ISBN - 13: 9780763623449

About the Book

From the award-winning author of "The Dot" comes a gentle tale of a creative free spirit who learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful that "getting it right." Full color.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Peter H. Reynolds is the president and creative director of FableVision
Studios, the illustrator of the best-selling Judy Moody series, and the
author and illustrator of THE DOT. "Nothing irks me more than seeing a
person''s creativity get shut down," he says. "Through my books, I want to help give kids — and grown-up kids — the vocabulary to protect their exploration, in art, writing, and thinking."

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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