Ish

Picture Books | August 19, 2004

byPeter H. ReynoldsIllustratorPeter H. Reynolds

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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.

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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 care...

Peter H. Reynolds is the president and creative director of FableVisionStudios, the illustrator of the best-selling Judy Moody series, and theauthor and illustrator of THE DOT. "Nothing irks me more than seeing aperson'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."

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Format:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 7.75 × 8.41 × 0.38 inPublished:August 19, 2004Publisher:Candlewick PressLanguage: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