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Ishi, Simple Tips from a Solid Friend
by Akiko Yabuki and Yuko Brown


Overview - An award-winning, shareable, cozy hug of a picture book featuring Ishi, an optimistic little rock who reminds readers to choose and share happiness The ISHI book features a simple rock character which appeals to a wide audience, with valuable lessons in compassion for the self and for others.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An award-winning, shareable, cozy hug of a picture book featuring Ishi, an optimistic little rock who reminds readers to choose and share happiness The ISHI book features a simple rock character which appeals to a wide audience, with valuable lessons in compassion for the self and for others. The FROM / TO page on the inside cover of this picture book encourages the readers to share the book and pass it on with kindness, which creates opportunities for the readers to experience the joy of giving.

Previously available as a self published sensation, Ishi is now coming to bookstores worldwide

AWARDS:
- Gold Award, National Parenting Publications Awards 2015
- Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2015
- Silver Medal, Benjamin Franklin Book Award 2015
- Gold Medal, Mom's Choice Awards 2014
- Finalist, The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2013
"Ishi is a hit in our house. Its demanded almost every night "--Anna C Lem, a mom from San Francisco

"This little book is a tiny gem "--Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

"Had a bad day? Then open this little book and you'll feel better. Much better"--The Wishing Shelf Awards

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781576878163
  • ISBN-10: 1576878163
  • Publisher: POW!
  • Publish Date: July 2016
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5
  • Dimensions: 6.2 x 8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Emotions & Feelings

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-07-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

"Happiness is a choice. Be happy." That's the essential message of Yabuki's first picture book, originally self-published in 2014. To illustrate life's struggles and the actions that can help them seem less daunting, she presents a series of photographs featuring a small, whitish rock named Ishi, with drawn-on dot eyes and a mouth that changes to reflect its mood. "When I feel stinky, I treat myself to something yummy!" she writes on one spread. The left-hand photo gives a birds-eye view of an open garbage can, with an unhappy Ishi nestled beside eggshells and carrot peelings; on the facing page, Ishi smiles broadly, sitting on a white plate beside a pile of orange slices. Reliance on friends, exercise, rest, and gratitude are among the tactics Yabuki suggests: "When nothing makes me feel better, I go outside. Nature has magic!" she writes as Ishi trades a cuddle with a (much larger) teddy bear for a dip in the sea, gentle foam curling around the happy rock. The aphorisms may be familiar, but Yabuki's execution of her message should bring smiles to those who need them most. Ages 3–5. (July)

 
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