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Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
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This book is about a little boy named Ramon who loved to draw. One day his brother made fun of his picture this made Ramon want to stop drawing. Romans little sister ade Ramon change his mind when he sees his picture on the wall in her room. He realizes there is no right way to draw and his pictures are perfect they way they are.
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this book is a good way to show children everything they make is beautiful even if its not perfect.
This teaches children to have confidence.
  christa15 | Jul 15, 2014 |
Ramon loves to draw. That is, until his older brother teases him about one of his creations. Just as he is about to abandon his love of drawing, his younger sister leads him to a world where perfection is not important and being -ish is enough.

Ish is a wonderful story about being confident in oneself and letting go of the idea of "perfection." Peter H. Reynolds creates fantastic images with his remarkable hand-drawn art. ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 12, 2014 |
excellent! ( )
  AAM_mommy | Jun 2, 2014 |
This is a great book. It teaches children of all ages that things do not have to be perfect, that uniqueness is important. The book follows a young child who enjoys painting pictures but because they do not look just right or perfect he gets made fun. the young boy soon realizes that his pictures look kind of like he intends making them ish art. His ish art is a hit and inspires others. Great inspiration.

Extension: Have children create their own ish art. Have them draw something they normally would not, stepping outside of their comfort zone allowing true ish art to prevail. ( )
  Nicolec78 | Mar 30, 2014 |
A childs creaticity is being crushed by his older siblings
  LindseyGreenlaw | Mar 22, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076362344X, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:02:35 -0400)

Ramon loses confidence in his ability to draw, but his sister gives him a new perspective on things.

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