The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires

By decafJess - April 02, 2017

I love it.

The Thing Lou Couldn't Do Lou is afraid to climb the tree -- not because she's afraid of heights, but because she's afraid of failing at this new endeavor. Oddly enough, I think my favorite thing about this story is that Lou never makes it up the tree.

After exhausting all of her lame excuses not to climb the tree with her friends, she finally gathers the strength to try. Unfortunately, she doesn't make it very far. Her friends decide to play somewhere else instead, and even though Lou didn't make it up there today, she knows she'll be back later to try it again and again.

This is a well-illustrated story about the power of perseverance, and how it is okay not to succeed at something first try, or even second try. It is also a story of being a good friend; Lou's friends encourage her, and never tease her, and eventually decide to do something else instead of staying in the tree and making Lou feel like she's missing out.

I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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