The Power of Yet by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

The Power of Yet by Maryann Cocca-Leffler; illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler. 2021. Pen and ink, watercolors. Published by Abrams Appleseed.

Brief summary: A piglet tries different things and fails each time. Piglet is unable to ride a bike–yet. Piglet is not old enough to play baseball–yet. Piglet is unable to play the violin–yet. After failing, the young pig learns to get better by practicing and learning from mistakes. The piglet grows over time, sometimes by working and learning with others who do it better. The piglet is sad and angry but does not give up. With patience and grit, the young pig improves and experiences success. “Yet” is reached!

Comments: This book has such a good message of learning from mistakes by practicing and staying focus until “yet” is obtained.It would make a superb book to read to an all-school assembly at the beginning of the school year.

Growth mindset.

This book could also be shared with schools doing a “power of yet”/growth mindset philosophy.

*The author purposely wanted gender-neutral so did not assign the pig as being he or she.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler reads THE POWER OF YET

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