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The magical yet / words by Angwela DiTerlizzi ; art by Lorena Alvarez.

DiTerlizzi, Angela, (author.). Alvarez, Lorena, (illustrator.).

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  • 13 of 17 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Brookfield Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library E/All About Me/DiT (Text to phone) 34029149129966 Juvenile New Picture Book Checked out 08/10/2021

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"New things can be tricky, but never you fret--it's time to make friends with the Magical Yet!"--Cover
Subject: Learning > Fiction.
Errors > Fiction.
Ability > Fiction.
Cycling > Fiction.
Patience > Fiction.
Courage > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books.
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Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 1368025625
The Magical Yet
The Magical Yet
by DiTerlizzi, Angela; Alvarez, Lorena (Illustrator, Cover Design by)
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Uplifting verse by DiTerlizzi (Just Add Glitter) takes its cue from the popular "growth mindset" educational movement, which encourages kids to see failure as a temporary setback instead of the final verdict. Digital vignettes by Alvarez (Starring Carmen!) follow a brown-skinned girl learning to ride a bicycle: "Then, when you thought you were on the right track,/ you popped a wheelie and fell on your back." She walks the bike home, scowling. "No riding for you," DiTerlizzi writes, voicing the girl's discouragement, "you'll walk... forever." A burst of fuchsia light appears: it's the Magical Yet, a flying sprite with delicate, flowerlike petals who "finds a way,/ even when you don't." Metered verse describes children overcoming blunders ("Yet doesn't mind... fixes, and flops"), which Alvarez illustrates with crisp-edged, animation-style images: one child becomes a ballet dancer, another completes an ambitious painting after a sloppy paint spill. With splashy artwork and catchy rhymes, the creators give families and educators a tool that spurs kids on to success. Ages 3--5. Author's agent: Elena Giovinazzo, Pippin Properties. Illustrator's agent: Anne Moore Armstrong, the Bright Agency. (Apr.)

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 1368025625
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The Magical Yet
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PreS-Gr 1--A child with brown skin and curly brown hair stands sadly in the rain next to a bike with a crumpled front wheel, then picks up the bike and starts riding. On the way, the child discovers a small glowing orb that blooms into an adorable flowery creature, the titular Magical Yet! The text explains that everyone has a Yet, a helpful reminder to keep striving, whatever their goal may be. With the Yet's encouragement, the young child repairs the bike and tries the hill again, this time riding triumphantly off into the sunset. DiTerlizzi's rhyming text flows crisply across each page, and the creative wordplay employs parentheses, colons, and ellipses to help create a dramatic and musical reading. Bright, geometric, illustrations with a warm and rich color palette show an incredibly diverse set of young enthusiasts painting, playing, and creating in all sorts of media. Special attention is given to a young male dancer, who is then shown as an adult soaring gracefully across the page. Thoughtful details abound, such as on the final pages where we see the main character, now grown, surrounded by pictures of bike journeys taken in far-off lands, bike blueprints, designs, and awards. VERDICT An inclusive and joyful addition to most libraries.--Laken Hottle, Providence Community Library

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 1368025625
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When a little, brown-skinned girl falls off her bike while learning to ride, she decides to never try again but then she comes upon the Magical Yet. The Yet, a small, fairy creature resembling a pink flower, reminds the girl of past accomplishments that, at one time, seemed impossible: crawling, walking, and talking. The Yet encourages her and other children to overcome obstacles and follow their dreams. DiTerlizzi's clear, rhythmic, rhyming text makes for a perfect read-aloud option, though young readers may want an up-close look at Alvarez's energetic and colorful illustrations. The depictions of difficult situations, such as learning to ride a bike, learning to dance, or practicing painting, are sure to strike a chord with children struggling to pick up something new, and the positive outcomes brought on by practice and perseverance are sure to inspire readers to never give up. A lovely addition to picture-book collections.--Selenia Paz Copyright 2020 Booklist


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