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{"id":408415901,"title":"¡Bien hecho, Ajay!","handle":"bien-hecho-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\u003ePara que los niños sean más felices, saludables y seguros de sí mismos\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpanish readers can now enjoy the adventures of Stuart J. Murphy's gang and discover essential life skills that are important for school readiness and daily life.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAjay 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith encouragement and practice, Ajay learns to overcome his frustrations and to gain confidence and skill.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e series is organized around four critical learning domains:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: blue; font-size: small;\" color=\"blue\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSocial Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: red; font-size: small;\" color=\"red\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eEmotional Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: green; font-size: small;\" color=\"green\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHealth and Safety Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: orange; font-size: small;\" color=\"orange\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCognitive Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e¡Bien hecho, Ajay!\u003c\/i\u003e belongs to the domain \u003cspan style=\"color: red;\" color=\"red\"\u003eEmotional Skills: Building Confidence\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"link to Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn series\" href=\"\/collections\/stuart-j-murphys-i-see-i-learn\"\u003eStuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e Series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Link to Camila y su equipo\" href=\"\/products\/camila-y-su-equipo\"\u003eCamila y su equipo\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\/bien-hecho-ajay-spread.jpg?1014271242124954473\"\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, a visual learning specialist and the author of the award-winning MathStart series (HarperCollins). He has also served as an author and consultant on 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. Murphy author\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Stuart.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMurphy'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\u003cem\u003e Good Job, Ajay!\u003c\/em\u003e (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.\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, March 2012\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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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\u003ePara que los niños sean más felices, saludables y seguros de sí mismos\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSpanish readers can now enjoy the adventures of Stuart J. Murphy's gang and discover essential life skills that are important for school readiness and daily life.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAjay 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.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith encouragement and practice, Ajay learns to overcome his frustrations and to gain confidence and skill.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eStuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e series is organized around four critical learning domains:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: blue; font-size: small;\" color=\"blue\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eSocial Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: red; font-size: small;\" color=\"red\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eEmotional Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: green; font-size: small;\" color=\"green\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHealth and Safety Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: orange; font-size: small;\" color=\"orange\" size=\"2\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCognitive Skills\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e¡Bien hecho, Ajay!\u003c\/i\u003e belongs to the domain \u003cspan style=\"color: red;\" color=\"red\"\u003eEmotional Skills: Building Confidence\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"link to Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn series\" href=\"\/collections\/stuart-j-murphys-i-see-i-learn\"\u003eStuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e Series\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Link to Camila y su equipo\" href=\"\/products\/camila-y-su-equipo\"\u003eCamila y su equipo\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\/bien-hecho-ajay-spread.jpg?1014271242124954473\"\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. 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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, March 2012\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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¡Bien hecho, Ajay!

By: Stuart J. Murphy

Para que los niños sean más felices, saludables y seguros de sí mismos

Spanish readers can now enjoy the adventures of Stuart J. Murphy's gang and discover essential life skills that are important for school readiness and daily life.

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.

With encouragement and practice, Ajay learns to overcome his frustrations and to gain confidence and skill.

Stuart J. Murphy's I See I Learn® series is organized around four critical learning domains:

  • Social Skills
  • Emotional Skills
  • Health and Safety Skills
  • Cognitive Skills

¡Bien hecho, Ajay! belongs to the domain Emotional Skills: Building Confidence

Maximum quantity available reached.

Stuart J. Murphy, author

Stuart, a visual learning specialist and the author of the award-winning MathStart series (HarperCollins). He has also served as an author and consultant on 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, March 2012

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: 978-1-58089-486-9

Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58089-487-6

E-book PDF
ISBN: 978-1-60734-318-9

English Language Edition
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58089-454-8
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-58089-455-5

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