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ISBN: 1970147288
EAN13: 9781970147285
Language: English
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 10.75" L x 9" W
Weight: 1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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   Our 6 yr old found it scary
While the art is scary for me, she found it appealing. It is shades of gray and brown, giving only impressions of content. Through her eyes, I could see that to her it was not inspiring or joyful, but dreary and off putting.
 
5
   Excellently written and a good lesson
I enjoy Yamada's books because they contain simple, valuable lessons and are told in an accessible and enjoyable way for children. I like this one for helping to teach that failure is not a bad thing, though unpleasant.
 
5
   An amazing book with an amazing message
I love this author because each of his books contains a message that is so important to read for children and adults alike. Not only is the story excellent, but the art - work is also very well done. It is very simplified so that the words matter more than the illustrations.
 
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   Beautiful words and art
Love this book!!! Love this book!!! '' Author has a way of giving you a beautiful thing to think about : The art is simple yet stunning and supports the story line perfectly. It doesn’t have precise line work because, as the title states, trying '', the art also implies VERY professionally and moving... though VERY professionally.
 
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   Boring
This book came highly recommended, I was disappointed in it, I gained nothing from it, but then I am older, so that it might be worth reading for a young person.
 
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   Little disappointed
I bought it because I liked other books by the same author, but I am disappointed with the content. Not as meaningful as the previous 3 books that I bought.
 
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   It got me in tears
I always find it difficult to define if I went back to or started teaching teaching 12 years ago, when I got out of the Rat Race. The book touches me so much, especially the ending. At the age of 50, I am studying for a MSc in digital education at the grand old age of 50. I still remember my personal statement, which was used in my application for the degree in my personal statement. It is about how life has gone full circle for me now that I am back to teaching. I hope my studies will be the beginning of a new circle that will be continued by my students some day, leading to infinite possibilities. This book will bring educators to tears, probably especially elder ones like me.
 
5
   Another Wonderful Book from Kobi Yamada
As a teacher, “ perseverance” and “ not giving up ” are two concepts I love to have students embrace and are the key parts of my engineering and STEM lessons for children. The carryover to other aspects of their lives is significant as I strive to help children develop endurance for solving problems. So you can imagine my enthusiasm for Kobo Yamada's newly published book Trying. As with his other wonderful picture books, he captures everything I want to share with my students with beautiful and insightful words. Kobi Yamada's illustrations lend themselves to heartfelt discussions and capture Elise Hurst's vision. This is the book to add to your picture book collection this year to help grit and tenacity.
 
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