In Peter H. Reynolds’ story “Ish” we learn that an artist can recover from criticism and try again. This sweet book is a great one to share with young children as it encourages them to be creative and let their artistic expression flow freely without worrying about being "perfect." Now you can help your students learn to read this book closely with the help of Max Learner! Max’s text-dependent questions and supplemental no-prep reproducible worksheet will help you lead students back into this text time and time again for answers to Max’s questions, which ultimately lead to the central message of the story. Close reading is fun for everyone with Max Learner Book Detective!