Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success
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Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success

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by John Wooden, Susan F. Cornelison
     
 

Inch and Miles have one last assignment before summer vacation begins—their wise teacher has asked them the meaning of success. Inch and Miles set out to discover the blocks of the Pyramid of Success and learn how to be their personal best.  See more details below

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Inch and Miles have one last assignment before summer vacation begins—their wise teacher has asked them the meaning of success. Inch and Miles set out to discover the blocks of the Pyramid of Success and learn how to be their personal best.

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Children's Literature
It is the last day before summer vacation. The teacher, Mr. Wooden has one more assignment for Inch and Miles. He has written a question on the board, "What is success?" Inch and Miles have some ideas, but Mr. Wooden explains to them success isn't being the most popular or having the best toys. Success is trying 100 percent to be your personal best. Mr. Wooden gives them a whistle to use to meet special friends who will help them understand how to be their personal best. Axelrod Ant tells them to work hard. This is the first block of Mr. Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Other animals tell them that enthusiasm, friendship, loyalty, cooperation, self-control, alertness, action, determination and fitness are all part of the Pyramid of Success. Don't forget team spirit, poise, and confidence. When they make it back to school they are happy to share their enthusiasm with Mr. Wooden. 2003, Perfection Learning, Ages 8 to 12.
—Kristin Harris
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Mr. Wooden the owl gives his two pupils, Inch the inchworm and Miles the mouse, one final assignment before summer vacation-to define success. To put them on the right track, his whistle takes the two students on a magical adventure in which they meet different animals and explore the various components of success. For example, the ant equates it with hard work while, a few pages later, the dog defines it as loyalty. Some of the explanations are a little baffling-the eagle asserts that success requires poise, which means, "be yourself." This hardly explains the concept of poise for children. Except for Inch, Miles, and the narrator, all of the characters speak almost entirely in rhyming couplets, but the rhythm is sometimes off: "The energy and pep you show/will rub off on those you know." The bright cartoon illustrations done in thick oil paint may grab readers' attention, but overall the book will turn off its audience. The pages are extremely text heavy, and the small font is often hard to read on the bright backgrounds. Adult fans may appreciate Coach Wooden's desire to motivate kids, but children themselves will likely find this preachy package uninspiring and a few components short of a success.-Julie Roach, Malden Public Library, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756914103
Publisher:
Perfection Learning Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Coach John Wooden for Kids Series
Pages:
39
Sales rank:
68,944
Product dimensions:
11.22(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.26(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Inch and Miles 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book to one of my students in the 1st grade class that I student teach in. After reading the first page, I was immediately hooked. At the time, I was worried about an upcoming job interview, but the lovable characters inspired me to be fearless and strive for success. As each of the characters gave tips on how to be successful, I found myself soaking in the knowledge and identifying with each character. The drawings are so cute and don't have one white spot on each page. As I read to one girl, more and more students came over to listen. This book is clearly great for all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inch and Miles is an outstanding book. It is full of great kid friendly words and new ones. I recommend this book to little kids and older ones to. You will want to read it again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success, a philosophy that guided him and his UCLA basketball teams to numerous national championships, is presented to young readers in a whimsical story, illustrated beautifully for the enjoyment of both kids and parents alike. Coach Wooden is a national treasure and winner of the Medal of Freedom for his integrity and his amazing ability to inspire young people to achieve their best. Coach's words of wisdom will resonate through the ages, and his insights and inspiration will prove invaluable to young readers and adults alike.
MameWI More than 1 year ago
Great read for all children of a variety of ages, I have had younger - those 11 and 13 read to younger children - 2,4, 6 and 9 and they all seem to learn something for this wonderful book. John Wooden is still teaching the youth even though he has passed away. Great man and we should be wise enough to learn and share from him.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked it. i thout it was agood book for children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the story was great.I would recommend it to childern.My favorite part was when they were visiting the diffrent animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like inch and Miles it is a good story. i will share it with my ants class at the end of the shcool year.I think they will enjoy this book because they like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inch and miles is an okay book. The book is good for yonger people
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inch and Miles is a ok book. Its a good book for younger kids.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like the story because they don't use people. The wistle is cool because it takes them to different places. I'd recamend it to my four year old neighbor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inch and miles is an okay book. I'm to old for that book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
inch and miles is a amazing book.I wish that i had that book.I like to learn about success.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would like to recommend this book to kids of all ages. Its a fantastic book. Instead of people they used animals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Inch and Miles is a very good book. I would recommend it to everybody! I hope you read it and like to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
inch and miles is a wonderful story. I would deffenetly recomend this to a friend. I hope you reed this story because I love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like Inch and Miles because they use animals instead of humans.I like all the words they used. I would recomend this to young children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was ok.I liked the picturs where the best.