The Magical Yet

The Magical Yet provides a beautifully illustrated reminder on the power of growth and learning. The Magical Yet reframes thinking from "I can't do it!" to "I can't do it…YET" and encourages kids to try again and again. For ages 4 - 8.

40 pages. ©2020.
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Reader Reviews for this Book

Penny McDermott

Review posted July 23, 2021

5

This is a spectacular story for children 4-10 about growth mindset. A youngster crashes and damages a bicycle only to wheel it home vowing to never forever ride again. This is where the magic appears as a glowing orb in the forest. This special pink fairy reminds the protagonist of past accomplishments and perseverance. The rhyme and rhythm is catchy. Lastly, the youngster grows in to a young adult designing fancy bikes. The artwork is amazing. The story plot and illustrations will get the attention of its audience.

Seacro07

Review posted July 22, 2021

5

A sweet tale with wonderful drawings. Our 19 month old loves the pictures (especially of the doggy) and we love the message the book states. An unexpectedly great book!

amercier

Review posted July 22, 2021

5

Beautiful book, beautifully illustrated and teaches kids that its ok they cant do things... yet! My daughter loved looking at the gorgeous artwork.

neysahem

Review posted July 20, 2021

5

Great read for the growing child to understand patience, the process of learning and never giving up.

Amykyleryano

Review posted July 19, 2021

5

This is such a fun and sweet book. My son regularly wants to read it two or three times a night. I love how it encourages children to keep trying and be persistent.

Hilary

Review posted July 18, 2021

5

A beautifully illustrated book that my daughter cannot put down. She reads it out loud, over and over again. With each reading I think the words sink in more. She loves to look at each child’s magical yet and we talked about what hers looks like. The book also shows the children as children on the inside of the front cover and as young adults who have accomplished their goal on the back inside cover. My daughter also asked if certain characters were boys or girls and we had a good discussion about being non-binary, not judging someone based on appearance, and whether being he/she/they matters in friendship.

sweety95838

Review posted July 17, 2021

5

great book my kid loves it

Gabiolga

Review posted July 16, 2021

4

My kids loved the pictures and the story was beautiful!

EJ922

Review posted July 16, 2021

5

Great book for children and adults.

fons

Review posted July 12, 2021

4

I love the illustrations of this book. The message is great and opens a lot of conversation into growth mindset and persistence. It does seem more female oriented, but the "magical" nature of the characters and pictures does help it seem more accessible to male readers.

Toby Abraham-Rhine

Review posted July 12, 2021

5

Wonderful new offering for teaching children about open/growth mindset, which is exactly why I ordered this title. The prose are lyrical and rhyming, though not as fluid as a Dr. Seuss book, so the reader must practice a few times before using in a class. The real plus is that the illustrator offers the audience wonderfully inclusive pictures. I am grateful for multi-racial, multi-cultural artwork. This is the true gem of this book!

rainynavarro

Review posted July 11, 2021

5

Very cute book with wonderful, detailed artwork. I am unsure if my preschoolers will understand d the concept of "yet" and might need to advise this to kindergarteners.

Theresa Habeck

Review posted July 8, 2021

5

This is my new favorite book for growth mindset! I'm always on the lookout for books to help my little learners change their mantra from "I don't know it, to I don't know it yet," and this is a terrific addition.

Elaine Hoach

Review posted June 21, 2021

4

Such a cute book. I love the idea of the story and how it can integrate well into an sel lesson.

abolich

Review posted June 17, 2021

5

This book is all about maintaining a healthy grow mindset and the idea of perseverance and best effort. The representation throughout the illustrations is diverse and beautiful.

Nstein910

Review posted June 17, 2021

5

Loved the book and so did my k-5 students! Great way to help show the power of trying, not giving up, and growth mindset.

DaphneMalpass

Review posted June 15, 2021

5

An amazing message! I love that the author's note states it took ten tries to write this book. This is a great reminder for everyone, all ages. The rhythmic flow of the words makes it lighthearted and easy to accept that mistakes are inevitable. This book is definitely one to read, especially to those with lots of worry and perfectionist tendencies.

Susan Lynch

Review posted June 12, 2021

4

What a fun and delightful read for young children. Beautiful, intricate and inclusive illustrations enhance the storyline of encouraging children to continue to strive to become better at a number of skills that are being attempted and learned--dancing, bicycle riding, painting, playing an instrument, tongue twisters, and more. A wonderful read for encouraging children to never give up.

dhamazon

Review posted June 11, 2021

5

Great book for the children I teach (ages 2-5). Rhyming books seem to stick in they’re amazing little minds better, so this book is right up their alley. Great story about never giving up, reassuring them that it takes EVERYONE a lot of chances to get it right & that you’ll only get better if you keep trying. Very encouraging & uplifting message! Thank you!!

Paula Jenssen

Review posted June 11, 2021

5

Great book demonstrating the idea of persistence in doing something despite the difficulty. Love the not-yet vs can't attitudes throughout the story! Kudos for the art choice in illustrations of people showing ethnic diversity. I recommended this book to share with any child. I bought an additional book for my preschool classroom library.

kennedyc

Review posted June 11, 2021

5

Such a positive message for kids overcoming challenging tasks and obstacles. Great book!

daniderrick

Review posted June 11, 2021

5

Fantastic read for younger children regarding growth mindset, patience, and perseverance. Highly recommended.

kbradley

Review posted June 9, 2021

4

"The Magical Yet" is a magical children's book following a character learning how to ride a bike that explains the power of "yet" and is a great read aloud for growth mindset. Beautiful illustrations and a great message.

jbeasly

Review posted June 7, 2021

5

Beautiful story and illustrations. I always tell my class we can, just not yet and this book was the perfect story to read to remind them. The read the story to go along with our personal narratives, but the kids loved it so much they now ask for it to be read to them.

siewelllinda

Review posted June 7, 2021

5

What a wonderful book to receive in the mail! The illustrations are lovely, some of the loveliest I have seen! The story is about how you aren't always able to do something right away and it may be frustrating in the meantime, but the power of "yet" is with you. Yet is made into a character in the book, and in the end, the story is very empowering. It is written for children, but I read it as an adult and found it inspiring! The book is normally $18 and to get it for free is a gift! A definite keeper!

E-mamaX5

Review posted June 3, 2021

4

This is a very cute book. I didn’t get what the title meant until I read it but then was like duh lol. Anyways. Super cute book about not being able to do things...yet. And powering thru and keep trying until you can.

kkirkman

Review posted June 1, 2021

5

This book started off with a wonderful surprise under the dust cover. I love it when the cover designs are different. The message of not knowing yet and giving yourself grace as you learn is important for us all. In addition, the illustrations are overflowing with vibrant colors and details. Just a joy to read.

LaurenB

Review posted May 28, 2021

5

This is a delightful book that turns negatives into positives for my developing child. It's all about the "yet". We just got it and have read it numerous times already.

Kaitlin Brundidge

Review posted May 28, 2021

5

This is a wonderful book to teach students about growth mindset. I am so excited to use it in my classroom!

Emilyhakim

Review posted May 20, 2021

5

The book is a fantastic book on things children cannot do YET. Teaching them perseverance and how to keep trying. The 2nd graders in my classroom loved the pictures and had a discussion about the meaning of the book afterwards. It was a great reminder that all things take time and practice to be good at them. Fantastic book!

Katelyntrepa

Review posted May 19, 2021

5

This book is such a good reminder for kids and grownups alike! I am a second grade teacher and this book really hit home for a lot my kids and is now a class favorite. Definitely recommend for kids of all ages!

JJDittmer

Review posted May 7, 2021

5

My kids love it! So cute, colorful, catchy and inspiring.

Cindy Miller

Review posted May 7, 2021

4

I loved this book for it's inclusion of diversity in characters as well as activities. It encourages a "try and try again" philosophy and is engaging to children with it's bright drawings. I would highly recommend this book.

HeidiVenture

Review posted May 6, 2021

5

Such a beautiful book! The illustrations are lovely and vibrant, with lots of diversity of skin tone, features, body types. The message is just right--encouraging children to keep trying, that they just aren't great at it YET. This makes me think of TFFF's commitment to building human capital. Great book!

Micah Walker

Review posted May 6, 2021

4

I love the bright and colorful pictures. The characters are really cute and have great facial expressions which is great to tie into SEL learning about emotions and feels. I love that is about not giving up, even when things seem hard. This ties in well with character traits in our building such as perseverance. Loved the self talk about believing that you can.

ariannbolton

Review posted May 6, 2021

5

I love this book! Our 15 month old was a little too young to keep interested for more than a few pages but I had to finish reading without him. The gentle reminder that there is always time to learn a new skill or ability and the gorgeous art make this a really magical read. A wonderful surprise in this book comes from the casual diversity throughout. Sometimes books make a big deal of showcasing a same sex couple, showing a full page spread of the one person of color in the pages, etc but this book is so full of diverse faces, genders, and relationships. I am thrilled for my son to see it normalized that men can follow their dreams to whatever they may be. Love this one. Great choice, Ford Family. Thank you.

kkrato

Review posted May 5, 2021

5

Teaches about the power of yet. This is a great way to start or continue work with growth mindset. The art is awesome and has great representation of diverse people.

holtman

Review posted May 5, 2021

5

Gorgeous illustrations! The story is simple but powerful and sweet to encourage children to work toward their dreams and goals. I also appreciate the diversity of the characters.

jsweetland

Review posted May 5, 2021

5

Love love love this book! Such an amazing message for kids and adults alike. Beautiful illustrations too!

LelaniaKetola

Review posted May 5, 2021

5

I love this book and everything about it. I’m an elementary school counselor and I will use this for guidance lessons in the classrooms to help teach growth mindset and also grit.