Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 2Grades 1 - 3L2.1336
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.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on August 19, 2004 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 076362344X
ISBN-13: 9780763623449
2 Book Reviews
  • jigglypuff
    jigglypuffover 5 years55 stars
    I loved this book its was so creative. The author did a fantastic job on writing Ish. The characters were amazing and the plot was impeccable. Who else love the illustrations they were amazing! I give this book five stars and recommend reading Ish.
    • cutipup200511
      cutipup200511about 6 years55 stars
      I like this book because I feel the same way Raymond does and I do the same thing I just will draw just about anywhere but not on the toilet.