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Ish (edition 2004)

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

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

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Ish is about a kid named Ramon who loves to draw but his brother made fun of his drawing and he gave up. His sister stole his crumpled up picture and he ran after her but to his surprise, all his drawings were up on her wall and that motivated him to keep drawing and even write poems.
  Alexandria1013 | May 24, 2016 |
I like how this book encourages children to try new things artistically.
  love.always16 | May 21, 2016 |
Ramon loves to draw but it never turns out quite like how he wants it to. He becomes discouraged but his little sister encourages him by showing him that she has a gallery of his art work in her bed room and tells him its okay if it only looks "-ish" like how he wants it too. Its a creative approach to what he wanted it to turn out.
  KaylaMorg11 | May 20, 2016 |
What a great book for self-esteem for kids! Loved it. Ramon loves to draw; until one day his brother laughs at one of his drawings. It takes his sister, who secretly saved all his crumpled papers, to show him that his drawings are worth something. ( )
  Dmtcer | May 4, 2016 |
Ish is a story about a boy named Ramon. He draws all kinds of things, but he never feels like he gets them drawn perfectly. He throws the drawings away because he isn't satisfied with the way they turn out. His little sister however loves his creations. She picks them out of the trash and hangs them on her wall. He doesn't realize how amazing his creations are until he sees that someone else appreciates them.

Ish is an inspiring story about art for art sake. To me it tells ever reader to just go for it and be creative. No drawing or creation is perfect, but it is yours and that makes it special. This book is considered contemporary fictions and is inspiring for young creators.

Classroom extension 1: I would ask the students to create, draw, or paint something they have never made before because for some reason they thought it wouldn't look good enough. I would use this activity as a confidence builder. I would ask the students to share about their creation and why they have never made it before.

Classroom extension 2: I would ask the students to journal about a time they felt like they did not achieve a goal, did not do something to the standards they were holding themselves to, or felt that they did not do it as well as someone else. I would them ask them to talk about how it made them feel. I would then ask them to journal about someone that encouraged them to keep try and showed them they are special. I would ask the students to share about their uplifting person. ( )
  AngieOliviaDodd | Mar 21, 2016 |
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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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