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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 19th 2004
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
This book is good to read to students because it could boost their self esteem and creativity. I like this book because it showed that you can draw anything you want and use your imagination for the better. I would use this in my classroom by reading the story and then letting them draw whatever the...
This book could focus on how words or actions effect others. For an activity to ensure students understand that everyone would crumple a piece of paper and throw it across the room. (Much like he did with his drawings in the story) Everyone could pick up a piece of paper and be instructed to flatten...
9/13/13 ** See my comments for The Dot for ways that I tied this book to the celebration of International Dot Day.
2006 Jan 13a palpable hit. Reynolds' style is very simple and spare. We were all keen on both the concept and the execution. (I consider it a particularly good book if it draws a middle-school reader in, since they tend to scorn picture books on principle)
I love, love, love this book and it's companion THE DOT. Two great books on creativity and how to nurture, recognize, and honor it.