The Thing Lou Couldn't DoBook - 2017
This delightful picture book from Ashley Spires, bestselling author of The Most Magnificent Thing, perfectly depicts what children go through when confronted with something difficult. With humor and endearing artwork, Spires sensitively portrays Lou procrastinating, making excuses, imagining alternatives and denying she cares. Ultimately, Lou faces her fear, and although she fails, the effort empowers her, encouraging a growth mindset. All the while, Lou's friends model compassionate friendship by offering to teach her how to climb and then moving the game. This book makes a perfect choice for a character education discussion about courage or resilience, or a life-skills lesson on facing challenges. The story also promotes the joy of imaginative play in the outdoors.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: E SPIRES
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Thing Lou could not do
From Library Staff
I wish I had Lou's determination when I was learning to climb trees!