In The Thing Lou Couldn't Do by Ashley Spires, Lou is having a great time playing with her friends. That is until they suggest using a tree as a pirate ship. Lou has a confession: She doesn't know how to climb up trees.
Her friends seem to be having so much fun. Lou really wants to join in. Can she dig deep and find the courage to try?
I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations are simply gorgeous. I have a special place in my heart for Lou's cuddly cat. I also love how the illustrations take on a comic book feel later on in the story. I think this really adds a layer of creativity to the book.
I believe that this book is a great read for children ages 4-11. Children will definitely be able to relate to Lou's struggle and search for courage. This book would also make a great gift for young readers who are facing new challenges in life.