This is a fantastic book! Original and inspiring.Brilliantly written and beautifully illustrated.Every page is a delight! A lovely book to share that will appeal to both children and adults alike. ‘I can’t do this…’ deserves to be on the bookshelves of all schools and homes that believe in positive thinking. I do hope there will be more in the series as we all need a little ‘Fortitude’
As a primary school teacher, I have always said to my children “it doesn’t matter if you don’t ‘get it’ today or this week, one day it will click and making mistakes until you do is just part of how you get there.” It creates a reassuring, supportive environment.This lovely book puts into pictures and characters what I am trying to say to the kids in my class. It has worked really well with my own children too who say “yet!” when they have a “I can’t do this!” moment! It’s a great mantra and a smashing little book.
As a Headteacher I used this book as an introduction to Growth Mindset, which we will be developing in our school this year. Everyone loved the book and we were able to have a very lively, enthusiastic, productive, professional and developmental conversation as a result. We can’t wait to use it as a teaching resource with the children along with the ideas Katie has produced on her website.
We are at the start of our journey but I am sure it will be one of eager anticipation thanks in no small way to the inspiration of this book.
From a parent perspective…a big thank you. Your work makes brilliant reading.
An excellent book that conveys the growth mindset concept in a way that inspires and excites children …and adults! This book has been thoroughly enjoyed by the children in the school where I work. We use it regularly as a tool to promote discussions with classes about the importance and value of having a growth mindset.
Beautiful book! Even includes a little cut out Fortitude. Great if you are doing work on growth mindsets and/or resilience in learning.
What an entertaining book that breaks from the norm. A wonderful book that realises children need fun and enjoyment in their reading. The author clearly has a fantastic imagination and cleverly builds a delightful allegory.
I enjoyed the illustrations just as much as the story, which are sure to keep children engaged and amused.