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Ish

Ish

by Peter H. Reynolds Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

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. 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.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.1
Lexile Measure
440L
DRA
20
Guided Reading
L
Publisher
RHC - RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Realistic Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Peter H. Reynolds
Peter H. Reynolds

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