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Features an audio read-along! 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.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780763667887
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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FPL_Amy Nov 22, 2019

-ish is how I live my life!

knitsewrainbow Oct 28, 2019

A celebration of creativity -- great reminder for all ages that everyone can create.

Aug 16, 2019

such a cute book and its soooo relatable! i had to draw a picture for my class and i was so annoyed because it wasn't perfect, but my teacher read me this book and it made me realize that my picture didn't have to be perfect! i would recommend this book to anyone and everyone!!

Jun 06, 2019

We all can be ISH

ArapahoeLauren Dec 01, 2017

Children of many different ages -- from 3 and up -- will love this relatable book. Most children want to get things "just right" when they're creating. They know exactly what they want their creation to be, but sometimes it's too hard... or someone doesn't know what it is... That's how the main character feels. His sister says encouraging things about his art, and suddenly, he sees his creations differently!

VaughanPLDenise Dec 08, 2016

My absolute favourite by Peter Reynolds. A must read!

JCLBeckyC Aug 11, 2016

This gem has inspired me to live life more ish-fully, like Ramon and his dear sister Marisol. Recommended for budding artists who struggle with self-confidence.

Feb 20, 2016

After my heart was broken listening to my son put down the picture of the window he drew because it wasn't perfect I went in search of books to show things don't need to be perfect and I found this.
A perfect book, and our 3 year old loved it especially as the writer makes it fun by using the "ish", kids won't even know they are learning a valuable lesson :)

A book that reminds us that works don't have to be 'perfect' to be beautiful and or meaningful.

A Quote from the book: "...thinking ish-ly allowed his ideas to flow freely. He began to draw what he felt - ...without worry"

Jan 09, 2016


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