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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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This story was about a little girl who had been taking her brothers art work without him knowing. When he found out what she had been doing she gave him the courage to do more.
  sheanareed | May 4, 2015 |
Ramon loves to paint. He was working on a picture of a vase of flowers when his brother comes and looks. He laughs and tells Ramon that it does not look like a vase of flowers. Ramon is determined to get it right. He keeps trying and crumpling up pictures and throwing them away. Ramon's sister comes to look at the picture, Ramon gets mad and she runs away after picking up one of the crumpled pictures. Ramon cases after her. She has put up all of Ramon's pictures in her room. Ramon explains it is supposed to be a vase but it doesn't look like it. His sister says that is looks vase-ish. He likes this and keeps on painting ish pictures.
  Emilymassey | May 4, 2015 |
A great book for all to read. What a beautiful way to have children understand that their creativity is valued and their feelings are important- with confidence or sometimes feeling kinda "ish." This book is fantastic, and every child should read it!
  bmm034 | Apr 30, 2015 |
Sweet story about not listening to what people say and do what you love ( )
  SammiP | Apr 27, 2015 |
will use to teach confidence to believe in oneself. and also while teaching art
  nalapow | Apr 22, 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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