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About the BookFrom the award-winning author of "The Dot" comes a gentle tale of a creative free spirit who learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful that "getting it right."
Book SynopsisA 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. It's 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.
ISH . . . encourages readers to see the world anew.
--School Library Journal, starred review Reynold's minimalist pen-and-ink illustrations feature subtle washes of watercolor and ample splashes of emotion and humor. A tidy lesson in the importance of thinking -- or drawing -- outside the box and believing in one's own abilities despite others' reactions.
--Publishers Weekly The overriding theme about creativity versus exactitude will resonate with many. The line-and-clor artwork is simple, but it has great emotion and warmth. Kids will resond to that, too.
--Booklist A lovely tale. . . . Told in spare prose with Reynolds' signature line drawings in watercolor, ink, and tea, ISH will encourage other little artists.
--Kirkus Reviews Certain to bolster self-esteem and encourage children to follow their creative impulses.
--Scholastic Parent & Child Adults as well as children will want to linger over the pages.
About the AuthorPeter 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.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 8.36 Inches (W) x .34 Inches (D)
Weight: .58 Pounds
Suggested Age: 5-9 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Series Title: Creatrilogy
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Author: Peter H Reynolds
Street Date: August 19, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-1335
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.58 pounds
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