{"id":1266125889,"title":"Good Job, Ajay!","handle":"good-job-ajay","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Stuart J. Murphy\" href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/stuart-j-murphy\"\u003eStuart J. Murphy\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eFor happier, healthier, more confident children!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAjay wants to throw a ball straight and far like his big sister, Meera. 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Murphy's I See I Learn\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e Series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Link to Great Choice, Camille!\" href=\"\/products\/great-choice-camille\"\u003eGreat Choice, Camille!\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/good-job-ajay-spread.jpg?4907848467667986292\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStuart J. Murphy, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I See I Learn\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e. The I See I Learn\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/stuart-j-murphy\" title=\"Stuart J. 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Jones's bright illustrations feature a cast of anthropomorphized cartoon animals. Backmatter includes a list of follow-up questions and activities.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKutztown University Spring Book Review\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiving a child confidence is key at a young age and having them read this book will show them that they can do anything with a little bit of practice. Ajay can't throw a ball very far though he loves to play. His older sister Meera can throw it far and his friends can throw a ball but he can't; it just plops down at his feet when he tries. His friends come to his aid and show him how he was afraid to talk to his teacher but one day he went up and kept talking. His sister says he can do it and to throw it far. Ajay winds back and throws the ball far and everyone cheers. It's a great little story any child would love to read. \u003ci\u003e–Rebecca Livsey, Student, Kutztown University\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHelping launch the I See I Learn series, this affirming book from Murphy (the MathStart series) stars Ajay, an anthropomorphized horselike animal, as he struggles with self-confidence. When he can't throw a ball far, his friends remind him about other obstacles he's overcome, like shyness and learning to swim. The digital cartoon graphics look fresh, while appended questions encourage further reflection on confidence, without feeling heavy-handed. 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Jones's bright illustrations feature a cast of anthropomorphized cartoon animals. Backmatter includes a list of follow-up questions and activities.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKutztown University Spring Book Review\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGiving a child confidence is key at a young age and having them read this book will show them that they can do anything with a little bit of practice. Ajay can't throw a ball very far though he loves to play. His older sister Meera can throw it far and his friends can throw a ball but he can't; it just plops down at his feet when he tries. His friends come to his aid and show him how he was afraid to talk to his teacher but one day he went up and kept talking. His sister says he can do it and to throw it far. Ajay winds back and throws the ball far and everyone cheers. It's a great little story any child would love to read. \u003ci\u003e–Rebecca Livsey, Student, Kutztown University\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHelping launch the I See I Learn series, this affirming book from Murphy (the MathStart series) stars Ajay, an anthropomorphized horselike animal, as he struggles with self-confidence. When he can't throw a ball far, his friends remind him about other obstacles he's overcome, like shyness and learning to swim. The digital cartoon graphics look fresh, while appended questions encourage further reflection on confidence, without feeling heavy-handed. 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By: Stuart J. Murphy

For happier, healthier, more confident children!

Ajay wants to throw a ball straight and far like his big sister, Meera. He tries, but he just can't do it. then his friends remind Ajay how he learned to do other things that seemed hard at the time.

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Stuart J. Murphy, author

Stuart J. Murphy, author of the award-winning MathStart books (HarperCollins), has developed a new series for Charlesbridge: I See I Learn®. The I See I Learn® books feature simple stories and visual learning strategies to help young children learn important social, emotional, health and safety, and cognitive skills. Stuart, a visual learning specialist, has also served on the authorship teams of a number of major educational programs. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Stuart and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston, Massachusetts, near their children and three grandchildren, Jack, Madeleine, and Camille.

Read more about Stuart.

Kirkus Reviews

Murphy's promising (if utilitarian) new series, I See I Learn, uses the concept of visual learning to help reinforce social, emotional, cognitive and health and safety skills. . . . In Good Job, Ajay! (ISBN: 978-1-58089-454-8; PBK: 978-1-58089-455-5), readers build their confidence alongside Ajay, who is working on learning how to throw a ball better. His friends help him by recalling other times when he was successful at difficult tasks. . . . Key words are bolded within the text, while the concepts are illustrated using insets and diagrams. Jones's bright illustrations feature a cast of anthropomorphized cartoon animals. Backmatter includes a list of follow-up questions and activities.

Kutztown University Spring Book Review

Giving a child confidence is key at a young age and having them read this book will show them that they can do anything with a little bit of practice. Ajay can't throw a ball very far though he loves to play. His older sister Meera can throw it far and his friends can throw a ball but he can't; it just plops down at his feet when he tries. His friends come to his aid and show him how he was afraid to talk to his teacher but one day he went up and kept talking. His sister says he can do it and to throw it far. Ajay winds back and throws the ball far and everyone cheers. It's a great little story any child would love to read. –Rebecca Livsey, Student, Kutztown University

Publishers Weekly

Helping launch the I See I Learn series, this affirming book from Murphy (the MathStart series) stars Ajay, an anthropomorphized horselike animal, as he struggles with self-confidence. When he can't throw a ball far, his friends remind him about other obstacles he's overcome, like shyness and learning to swim. The digital cartoon graphics look fresh, while appended questions encourage further reflection on confidence, without feeling heavy-handed. Also available: Emma's Friendwich; Freda Plans a Picnic; and Percy Plays it Safe.

Learn more about this series, visual learning, and Stuart J. Murphy at www.iseeilearn.com.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-454-8

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58089-455-5

Spanish Language Edition
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58089-486-9
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-58089-487-6

Ages: 2-5
Page count: 32
8 x 6 3/4