Friday, July 23, 2010

Ish by Peter Reynolds

Title: Ish
Author: Peter Reynolds
Illustrator: Peter Reynolds
Publisher / Date: Candlewick Press / 2004
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
Themes: Creativity
Summary: Ramon enjoys drawing and draws pictures of just about anything until he is influenced by a negative comment from his brother. Perfectionist tendencies take over resulting only in frustration until Ramon's sister shares her perspective of his art work, telling him his picture may not look like a vase but rather, vase-ish. Ramon begins to see that "thinking ishly allowed his ideas to flow."
Curriculum Connections: Grades K-5: Art: Creativity; Creative Thinking; Language Arts: Creative Writing
Notes: Wonderful book with a positive message Explore more ideas for creative thinking and expression at the author's website:

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