Written and Illustrated by
Peter H. Reynolds
(Candlewick Press, 2004)
Hardcover Book - 32 pages; 8 1/6" x 7 1/2"
Age range: 5 years and up
Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.
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 H. Reynolds shines a bright
beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
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