A Thousand No's

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A Thousand No's
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4+
Release Date
August 04, 2020
ISBN
978-1728219196
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This empowering picture book teaches readers that even great ideas sometimes get a NO―but that NO can actually help great ideas become the best ideas!

There was a little girl who had a great idea. She had the most amazing, superb, best idea ever!
NO? Wait, what do you mean NO? NO again?
What is she supposed to do with all these NO's?

NO after NO after NO come the little girl's way, twisting and squishing her idea. But by persevering, collaborating and using a little imagination, all those NO's become the building blocks for the biggest YES ever!

A Thousand NO's is a story about perseverance and innovation. It shows what amazing things can happen if we work with others and don't give up, and teaches kids not to let expectations of how things should be get in the way of what could be.

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simple story about persistence and criticism
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A THOUSAND NO'S is a cute picture book about the way that feedback can change an idea. A girl has an idea, but she gets her first NO. It feels awful, but she places it inside, and it changes it. She gets another NO and then some more, and soon, her idea is hard to handle, so she needs to get help. After she gets her thousandth NO, her idea has turned into something else- a YES!

This book has a simple idea- how criticism changes our ideas, sometimes for the better. The illustrations are really simple, sketches in black and white, except for the final YES. If you think about it too hard, it loses its appeal, but at the simplest surface level, it is a cute book about persistence and evolving ideas.

I would recommend for children who enjoy simple illustrations and cute ideas. The word art here is really well done.
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