Ish

Ish

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A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle 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.

Author: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 08/19/2004
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.58lbs
Size: 7.90h x 8.36w x 0.34d
ISBN: 9780763623449
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.1
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 81654 / Ish

Award: Virginia Readers Choice Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Review - Children 07/15/2004 pg. 693
Publishers Weekly 10/11/2004 pg. 79
Booklist 11/01/2004 pg. 498
Black Issues Book Review 01/01/2005 pg. 70
Booksense '76 Childrens Wtr 04 12/01/2004 pg. 1
School Library Journal 01/01/2005 pg. 97
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2005 pg. 49 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
School Library Journal 02/01/2017 pg. 31

About the Author
Peter H. Reynolds is a New York Times best-selling illustrator who has created many acclaimed books for children. In addition to his Creatrilogy -- The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color -- he is the author-illustrator of Rose's Garden, The North Star, and So Few of Me and the illustrator of Megan McDonald's Judy Moody and Stink series. Born in Canada, Peter H. Reynolds now lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.