The Thing Lou Couldn't Do

The Thing Lou Couldn't Do

Book - 2017
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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, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781771387279
Branch Call Number: E SPIRES
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Thing Lou could not do


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List - Superkid Syllabus
ArapahoeMollie Jun 13, 2018

Perseverance. Picture Book.

List - Determination
ArapahoeMollie Jun 25, 2018

I wish I had Lou's determination when I was learning to climb trees!

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Jun 15, 2019

Rating: 5 STARS
2017; Kids Can Press/Hachette Book Group
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I am a big fan of Ashley Spires writing and illustrations. In this story we learn that Lou cannot climb. As a kid, I was able to get up, but could not get down once I got to the top.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***


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Jan 13, 2019

cindylund thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over


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