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Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Ish (edition 2004)

by Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)

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Authors:Peter H. Reynolds
Other authors:Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2004), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Tags:art, drawing, artists, children's literature, picture books, siblings, creativity, kids

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Ish by Peter H. Reynolds


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The genre of this book is realistic fiction. Ramon loved to draw however, his older brother made a comment and this took away the joy in his drawing. Ramons little sister say it different and hung them on her walls. They called the drawing isn and this impacted the rest of his life. He is able to enjoy things as ish instead of looking at them badly. This inspired his writing and he was able to list ishfully ever after.
  kbuffum13 | Nov 24, 2015 |
This book is great to teach children that it is okay to not be perfect and that no one is perfect. Its good to teach kids to always try their best. ( )
  elizabethsalinas | Nov 21, 2015 |
I loved this book Ish. I loved this story because the writing is engaging and encouraging to its readers. I love how the author was able to encourage his readers to be creative and express themselves through the story. I also liked the illustrations because they were fitting to the story. They were simple yet enhanced the story by showing that not all drawings have to be great. I think the message behind this story is to do your best no matter what and to be creative.
  bgrane2 | Nov 10, 2015 |
Great for showing creativity in writing and having faith in yourself and in your work
  Stacey_Nava | Nov 8, 2015 |
33 months - O enjoys this one and we've talked about it's meaning a few times but I think it's still a bit over her head. We will have to come back to it though, a great message for creative types that get discouraged.

It's very easy to get wrapped up trying to please a certain person (a teacher, a parent, a peer). Sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to not worry so much what other people think and just create for the pure enjoyment of it. Do what makes you happy and that doesn't mean the end result has to be perfect... Sometimes -ish is just right. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
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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.

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

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