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Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

Ish (edition 2004)

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

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Bryan O'Keeffe

This book was really good. I enjoyed reading this book and would love to add this book to my library. The thing that stood out the most was the water color illustrations. I think because this book was about a boy drawing things, the illustrations fit the story really well. They helped the reader imagine the story in the way it should be imagined. The plot was done really well and have a good antagonist in the boy's older brother. I think without the antagonist, the story would not have been as interesting. The book was easy to read but not to easy to where the story felt too fast. The pacing of the book was just enough to make this a quick read but not too quick to where the story was easily forgotten. The characters were very believable and felt as if this story has or could happen in real life. I almost felt a little connected to the main character because I used to draw a lot as a child and was made fun of because people thought my drawings were not well done. The message in this book was kind of muddied but was more evident towards the beginning of the book; do not give up on your dreams, even when people try to tear you down. ( )
  bokeef2 | Oct 14, 2014 |
Ramon loves to draw anything and everything. Ramon's brother mad fun of his drawing of a vase. Ramon crumbles the drawing up for months because he felt it wasn't "right". Ramon's sister hangs all the crumbled drawings in her room because she likes them. Ramon is surprised to learn his sister likes the drawings and begins to like them himself. His sister described his drawing as vase -ish, so from now on all of Ramón's drawing were -ish..tree-ish, house-ish, boat-ish, sun-ish. Ramon lived ishfully ever after. I enjoyed this book and its theme. I recommend this book to k-3 especially kids who enjoy art. ( )
  epoche | Sep 10, 2014 |
A great book for encouraging perfectionist kids to keep making/writing/drawing. Even when things aren't perfect, they can be pretty great. ( )
  kradish | Jul 30, 2014 |
Oh Peter Reynolds, your book is perfectionish. You won my heart with this book that reminds me to lean into the creative process and let the "ish' rise to the top.

I think gifted kids, or any perfectionist will benefit from being reminded that are musings, in whatever form they take, don't have to be perfect to be meaningful. I'm thankful that Mr Reynolds didn't stop with the pictures alone, but extrapolated the ish to verbal forms and to life itself. Lovely. ( )
  Desirichter | Jul 27, 2014 |
Sweet story about a creative young boy and his supportive little sister who appreciates his artwork! I love the new vocabulary presented in the book and think young readers would be reaffirmed in their own ideas and imaginations. ( )
  jcarroll12 | Jul 27, 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.

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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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