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

sziola12417

Review posted September 28, 2022

5

This story is a great read-aloud options for kids to teach them about the importance of a positive attitude and the outlook of "I can't do this YET." It ties in perfectly with SEL. It would be fun to infuse art and have you students draw or color their own "yets."

AndreaBaugh23

Review posted August 20, 2022

5

Is a great book about having a growth mindset. My kids and class loved it as a read-aloud.

kdennis

Review posted May 27, 2022

4

Beautiful illustrations and a powerful message!

Bailey Guido

Review posted May 16, 2022

5

This is such a wonderful book that I purchased 20 of them to be given out at a work function! Thank you for this wonderful book on growth mindset! My son, age 7 loves it and after reading it one time explained the whole thing to a co-worker of mine and talks about his "YET" that stays with him.

bngbrookie

Review posted May 10, 2022

5

Excellent book to demonstrate growth mindset for littles!

mahaffeyfam

Review posted April 27, 2022

5

This has been a great book for my son. He often gets frustrated when something doesn't work out the first time, and this book has been a great reminder that we always want to keep trying!

Bdraper7

Review posted March 15, 2022

4

This book has beautiful vibrant illustrations that spark the imagination for young readers. Broaches a complex topic (of building self-confidence and ability by being willing to try, yet again) in a playful but powerful way. My 4 year-old has loved reading it over and over, and I know the meaning will continue to grow for her.

aegging

Review posted February 23, 2022

4

This book has beautiful illustrations and a cute story that reminds children that they may not be able to do all of the things that they want to do right away, but if they work at and keep trying they will be able to in the future. The illustrations in this book represent children of different backgrounds and ethnicities and the "magical yet" is a cute little creature. The story encourages children to try new things and to continue trying even if they can't do something right away. My only concern with the story is that it relies on magic for the child to accomplish what they want to do, rather than it coming from within themselves.

LaurenKraemer

Review posted February 15, 2022

5

My two little ones loved this story. They are learning about growth mindset in school and we often encourage them to re-frame something they 'can't do' to 'can't do it yet' so this book definitely struck a chord. We enjoyed the story a lot.

Kuiperm

Review posted February 14, 2022

5

This was a beautifully illustrated book with a great message. The ideas behind the “magical yet” that although something may be challenging now, it just means you aren’t quite ready . It’s an important lesson for kids to learn to continue to try instead of just giving up when something isn’t easy right away.

Spider-man

Review posted February 14, 2022

5

I love how the book teaches the readers that it is ok to mess up or make mistakes. The emphasis on not giving up and keep trying is a phenomenal message all kids need to hear

asmith

Review posted February 11, 2022

5

I love this book! It is a lovely story of perseverance and trying again, even and especially when things are hard. So fun to read to little humans!

edithh.esmeralda

Review posted February 6, 2022

5

I love this story, I read it for my first day of school, it was amazing.

JulieAnne2

Review posted January 23, 2022

4

The Magical Yet is a book that my 5 year old grandson seemed to enjoy! We read it a few times and he pointed different things out in the pictures while he listened to the story. A book that will be welcomed into a preschool classroom!

Kenzie0816

Review posted January 16, 2022

5

As someone with anxiety and a constant fear of not being able to do something, seeing a book that talks about yet is amazing!!

MelissaButler

Review posted January 6, 2022

5

The book was great! I used it during summer school and it was perfect to remind the students, maybe not yet. We referred to the book all summer, when I see the students now, they share something they can now do and something that they can quite do yet.

tkwilson

Review posted December 15, 2021

5

Such a cute book. I want to read it to my middle school classroom and see how they respond. Very uplifting and encouraging, great supplement to social skill building and Self Awareness

MakaelaCalonder

Review posted December 14, 2021

5

Such a wonderful book about keeping a growth mindset, will be using this in my classroom!

Lewis.kori

Review posted December 13, 2021

4

Love this book for my two perfectionist kids. They both struggle with not being good at things right away. This book addresses the process of learning and getting better at something over time with practice and consistency. It helps make the concept easy for kids to understand. Keep working at something and you will get better.

Donna8314

Review posted December 1, 2021

5

I love love love this book!! Would recommend it to everyone.

hsurugger

Review posted November 29, 2021

5

I love this book. The story is sweet and the illustrations are beautiful. It’s a great book to read with young kids.

hpamtrox

Review posted November 10, 2021

5

Being a book person most of my life and known as “The Book Gramma “ to my grandchildren and great grandchildren, I have purchased lots of books over the years. The Magical Yet is a wonderful book. It is colorful, wonderfully illustrated and it delivers such a great message. It is a fun read and also teaches children an important lesson in life - as they are growing up - everything doesn’t always come easy. The book then introduces the a Magical Yet to help them learn if you keep trying and work hard you can succeed. This is a great book for parents to read to their children and have a conversation with the child reinforcing the idea that with a little help from the Magical Yet they will succeed. I highly recommend this book.

Lgaspar89

Review posted November 5, 2021

4

Very good book wonderful illustration.

mangina69

Review posted November 5, 2021

5

was a really cute book

mluedtke

Review posted November 1, 2021

5

My children loved this book! My eldest, to my delight, had already read it at school and was super happy to see it become part of our library. I even had my mom take a look as the message resonates with all ages.

wominsport

Review posted October 31, 2021

1

The book did not hold the interest of my 6 year old grandson. I thought it was pedantic and superficial, not accommodating the point of view that not all things are possible for all children and opening conversations about effort helping us discover a child’s special gifts. Success isn’t the ONLY goal as it’s defined in the book.

hepktn102

Review posted October 30, 2021

5

This is a great book to introduce "the power of yet" to younger (elementary-age) kids. There is a wide variety of representations in the illustration, such as characters with different racial background or characters that challenge gender stereotypes (a male ballet dancer). The words are beautifully crafted for children's understanding (and with rhymes).

dougherty_m

Review posted October 25, 2021

5

This books message is so perfect for growth mindset! The illustrations are beautiful!

Annalesezamora

Review posted October 14, 2021

5

Loved the book!

Ken Howell

Review posted October 13, 2021

5

What a fantastic book! The rhythm and rhyme make it fun for kids to listen to. The illustrations and diversity are amazing. The message is inspiring. I am constantly having my students change their verbiage for failure to include the word YET. This book does such a great job passing on the message of why it's important to get up and keep trying. It's a must in every teacher and parents library.

Comreb

Review posted October 8, 2021

3

Super cute inspirational book

NGriffith

Review posted October 8, 2021

4

This book was perfect for the 1st grader I know who struggles with emotions. There is often a lot of frustration when something doesn't go as it "should" and this book allows a call back to remembering "the yet". I really appreciate the art work and the general flow of the book.

swaldrop17

Review posted October 7, 2021

4

Great book to read at the beginning of the school year to remind students of the importance of building stamina/ not knowing things YET!

[email protected]

Review posted October 7, 2021

5

It was a lovely book and a great message that anyone can do and be what they want. Super timely.

jjwright77

Review posted October 4, 2021

4

Very cute book. Kids love it.

CHANELC

Review posted September 30, 2021

3

Super cute book

eburton

Review posted September 24, 2021

5

What a fun and encouraging book to share with kids! It reminds the reader (and the "read-to") that obstacles are often temporary and can be overcome with time and persistence. The illustrations are bright and engaging, and I love that the kids pictured are so diverse. This is a perfect gift and conversation starter during a challenging time.

classykira85

Review posted September 23, 2021

5

My preschool kiddos love this book! We read it a lot. Great for Growth Mindset!

Mel Halter

Review posted September 22, 2021

5

This book is a creative way to engage children in understanding the importance of persistence and effort. Having a growth mindset is a difficult concept for many children to understand and this book does a great job engaging their imagination, but still making sense in a practical way. The power of “yet” is such an important concept for all to learn!

stokesfolks

Review posted September 22, 2021

5

This was a very nice book. I liked the colorful glittery details on the removable book cover. I expected the hardcover to be a bit plain, but when I removed the paper cover, I was surprised to see that the hardcover was even more colorful than the jacket. The story was fun to read...I like rhymes. The message of the book came across very well:Keep trying, practice a lot and you will succeed.

ellieweber

Review posted September 19, 2021

5

I am already thinking of so many different ways I can use the book in my classroom. This story reinforces the practice of having a growth mindset which I believe is very important. I will say that there are some tongue-twisting rhymes in the book, but with "the magical yet" it will just take some practicing for some kids ;)

pmoore

Review posted September 16, 2021

5

This book is my go to for instilling confidence in my students. In this upcoming generation, the problem of automatic negative thoughts. This inspires students to dream about the amazing things that they are capable of. It creates resilience and I am going to use this as an art/SEL tie-in and have the students create their own "magical yet".

Adriana Rosales

Review posted September 11, 2021

5

I absolutely love the illustration of this book! I plan to read this with my kiddos who are in a DLI school - I am so excited to see their faces I read this story aloud to them because it is so inclusive! As much as possible, I try to read stories that my students can see themselves in - it helps jump start their critical thinking analysis of texts and how they can connect self-text and text-world. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to explore so many wonderful titles and adding to our diverse classroom library!

Shayneochoa

Review posted September 10, 2021

4

great book for younger readers. allows readers to know and explore the power of learning.

esandoval

Review posted September 10, 2021

4

Patience, persistence, and practice. Great themes in this book!

lromano

Review posted September 2, 2021

4

I enjoyed the colorful and detailed illustrations.

Lacey Henneke

Review posted September 1, 2021

5

A great growth story.

Kari

Review posted August 27, 2021

5

The Magical Yet is a book every parent should read to their child often! All kids need to know mistakes are okay and opportunities for growth. Always remember when you haven’t been able to do master something, follow it with YET!!

haileyroberson

Review posted August 23, 2021

5

This book is so good for introducing growth mindset, especially for the younger elementary grades. The illustrations and words are beautiful.

dawnellegarcia

Review posted August 17, 2021

5

This is a wonderful book to show students the power of the word "yet" as they apply growth mind set as they learn new things. I will be using this book right away.

Kokocat

Review posted August 16, 2021

5

Wonderful message in this book! Provides encouragement to children to keep trying when they feel discouraged. The artwork is amazing and each page provides a lot of depth and storyline to follow. Diverse characters too.

Danielle

Review posted August 16, 2021

5

Love this read for kids- an excellent way to reinforce growth mindset. Lots of great opportunities for vocabulary lessons and reinforcing the main ideas through art and discussion.

vbeskow

Review posted August 15, 2021

5

This was an amazing book for my daughter and I to read. It is very colorful and the pictures are wonderful to look at. The message in the book is told in a fun way that can be used to remind not only kids, but remind myself as an adult too of the Mystical Yet. Definitely recommend.

Fenn Guill

Review posted August 14, 2021

5

I love the diversity that is being portrayed in the story - different races and the challenges that each child faces. The illustration is amazing - colorful, eye-catching, and cute. I also like the rhyming style of the text. It makes it fun to read.

Jshadwick

Review posted August 13, 2021

5

I love this book. It was super cute. I read it to my summer school class, and am excited to read it to my students in the fall. Great message for the "power of yet".

Stacy Armstrong

Review posted August 12, 2021

4

What a great message for children and grownups alike! Thank you!

EmilyBrunkhorst

Review posted August 12, 2021

5

This book is amazing! My niece and nephew love to come over and read books. The Magical Yet, seamlessly and beautifully illustrates the power of growth over time and consistent efforts. Beautiful for the heart and soul!

Cayala

Review posted August 12, 2021

3

This book was super cute. Very motivational, loved the reminder of never giving up.

jlhendren

Review posted August 10, 2021

5

This is an awesome book. My kiddos loved the "fairy" Yet. They would search to find her on every page.

Lara Arriola

Review posted August 3, 2021

5

I loved this book! It reinforces the power of "yet". When you are learning to do something for the first time chances are you will fail. But that doesn't mean you can't do it. It just means you can't do it yet! I loved the encouraging message and the beautiful and engaging illustrations. This book is a must have for your child's library!

chandler1979

Review posted August 1, 2021

5

I love this book! The illustrations are colorful and beautiful, and the message is encouraging young ones not to give up.

wasabijones

Review posted July 31, 2021

5

I loved this. It was everything I wanted. Years ago I had a counselor that tried to get me to embrace the "yet" and I have wanted to share that with my kids. When I saw this book I knew we had to have it even though they are already 8 and 10. It's still something we should all have on our shelves to remind us. And the art is beautiful!

annelisehjensen

Review posted July 30, 2021

5

I loved this book. The illustrations were beautiful and the story was wonderfully inspiring for readers young and old alike! It was a good reminder to aspire to keep learning, growing, and living.

sfaherty15

Review posted July 30, 2021

5

Absolutely love this book and the message it send to students! My students loved it! And the pictures are amazing!

luv2Junk2021

Review posted July 29, 2021

5

WOW! I love, love this book! We talk about the power of YET all the time in my classroom. Whenever a student says, I don't get it I will say, YET! This will be the perfect book to incorporate into our classroom learning. This is the perfect book with the perfect message about never giving up!

KendraSchroeder

Review posted July 29, 2021

5

The Magical Yet is an inspiring story sharing the power of a growth mindset. I loved the glittered texture of the cover print and thought the illustrations were well done. Perfect book for early elementary age children, but could be enjoyed by all ages! You will love the final page of how this story ties together.

Reneeward

Review posted July 28, 2021

5

I LOVED this book. The illustrations and message are beautiful. I also loved the inclusion of different cultures and races in the book. It will be a wonderful addition to my classroom.

Ctkachenko

Review posted July 26, 2021

4

I like this book a lot. It encourages little ones to keep trying and not to give up so easily. It also reminds us that we still have things we haven’t learned yet, but can and will. The illustrations are amazing and so detailed.

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.