Ashley Spires (Author, Illustrator)
Kids Can Press
Children’s Fiction, Picture Books
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Lou and her friends love adventure! Building fortresses, rescuing wild animals, being race car drivers, or being a deep sea diver - it's what they do. But when a pirate adventure needs a ship, and their ship is up in a tree, Lou knows she'll have to sit this one out. She's never climbed a tree before and she doesn't think she can. She avoids the ship, she makes excuses, and she comes up with SO MANY REASONS not to try. Lou simply cannot climb that tree.
Her friends, however, finally give her the oomph she needs to try and climb. And as Lou grabs on and starts to climb, she struggles and she pulls herself and... she doesn't make it. But that's okay. As she and her friends run off to play a new game, she knows she'll try to climb that tree again.
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do is a great book to introduce the ideas of grit and resilience. There are things in life that we can't do, but how can we do them unless we try? And guess what? Sometimes, even when we've worked hard, we won't get it the first time. We may need to try again. The Thing Lou Couldn't Do is a great conversation starter for kids!
If you’re interested in reading The Thing Lou Couldn't Do, you can purchase a copy here on Amazon.
*A copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review.
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