When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left
When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left
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When Things Aren't Going Right, Go Left

Written by Marc Colagiovanni & illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
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4 - 8
Reading age
32
Page count
500L
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Mar 7, 2023
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Instant New York Times bestseller!From #1 New York Times bestselling creator Peter H. Reynolds and talented debut author Marc Colagiovanni comes an inspirational story about optimism, overcoming adversity, and forging your own path.”One day for no particular reason, nothing was going right. Absolutely positively, nothing was going right. So, I decided to go left…”Told through creative language play, and with depth and whimsy, this picture book reminds readers of their own agency and the power they have to direct their own path. Marc Colagiovanni’s lyrical text and Peter H. Reynolds’s stunning art create an enduring message of strength and perseverance that is both universal and personal, and one that readers will be drawn to over and over again.This first of two new picture books created in collaboration with Marc and Peter will inspire, affirm, and reassure readers at key milestone moments in every young reader’s life. When Things Aren’t Going Right, Go Left makes an inspiring graduation gift as well as a must-have, uplifting read sure to bring positivity to all who read it and remind us that even when nothing is going right… we can always choose to go left.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781338831184
    Publication Date
    March 7, 2023
    Publisher
    Orchard Books
    Page Count
    32
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lexile® Level
    500L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~N
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~3.3

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