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byPeter H. ReynoldsIllustratorPeter H. Reynolds

Picture Books | August 19, 2004

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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. It�s 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.
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 vocabula...
Title:IshFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 8.44 × 7.81 × 0.37 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


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ish.. Love the message! #Plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! A very sweet book encouraging creativity and appreciating the hard work of others
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it. A good message for children and parents alike.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Fantastic book -- I love Peter H. Reynolds' encouragement of creativity, independence, motivation, and supporting others. Great book to read to your classroom :)
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from encouragement to find your own creative voice Ramon loves to draw. Anything. Anytime. Anywhere. One day his older brother scoffs at one of his drawings. That upsets Ramon so much he tries and tries to make his drawings perfect. He keeps trying, and crumpling the sheets of paper. When he decides he won't draw anymore, his younger sister tells him something that changes Ramon's whole perspective. He finds his own creative voice, which is what the author desires for everyone. It's a wonderful story that will encourage all ages.
Date published: 2017-02-05
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

Editorial Reviews

ISH . . . encourages readers to see the world anew.—School Library Journal, starred reviewReynold's minimalist pen-and-ink illustrations feature subtle washes of watercolor and ample splashes of emotion and humor. A tidy lesson in the importance of thinking -- or drawing -- outside the box and believing in one's own abilities despite others' reactions.—Publishers WeeklyThe overriding theme about creativity versus exactitude will resonate with many. The line-and-clor artwork is simple, but it has great emotion and warmth. Kids will resond to that, too.—BooklistA lovely tale. . . . Told in spare prose with Reynolds' signature line drawings in watercolor, ink, and tea, ISH will encourage other little artists.—Kirkus ReviewsCertain to bolster self-esteem and encourage children to follow their creative impulses.—Scholastic Parent & ChildAdults as well as children will want to linger over the pages.—Houston Chronicle