Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success

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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.

Inch and Miles toot a magic silver whistle to help them find clues to the pyramid of success.

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Overview

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.

Inch and Miles toot a magic silver whistle to help them find clues to the pyramid of success.

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In the final assignment before summer vacation, Mr. Wooden the Owl asks his pupils, Inch the Inchworm and Miles the Mouse, to define success. To help them with the task, he takes them on a magical adventure in which they meet animals, each of whom suggests an answer -- or part of an answer. A charming story about learning to be a better person.
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: 8/28/2003
  • Series: Coach John Wooden for Kids Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 39
  • Sales rank: 84,945
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 650L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 11.22 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2010

    Another Outstanding and Inspiring Children's Book

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2003

    Winning Coach's Success in Life Tips for Kids

    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.

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  • Posted February 22, 2012

    Great read for children

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles the outstanding book

    I love the book Inch and Miles.I like it because it teaches an exciting and fun lesson.And their exciting and fun lesson is that they find the pyrimid of sucess .I would recommend it because it is appropriate for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch & miles

    I think Inch & Miles is outstanding beacause it's pictures are great and the words are great to.I recommend it becuse it is kid freindly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles is a great book to read!

    The book Inch and Miles is great, they go on an adventure to Mr. Wooden's Pyramid of Success.The book is good and appropriate for everybody.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles

    Inch and Miles is a great book.I reccommend the book. It is kid friendly and kids would enjoy looking at the pictures and learn to be their best at succeeding in lots of subjects.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and miles

    Inch and Miles is a good book for young children.I do not reccomend it for Children 7+, but it is agreat story for young children because it teaches them the everything you need to know about success!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    The awsome book, ' Inch and Miles'

    I love the book, ' Inch and Miles'. I liked it because it taught an superb lesson for all ages. I would recommend this book to everyone I know. I would recommend this book because it is a good book for all reading levels. The thing I like most is that it taught me new words. I will follow the Pyrimid of Succsess for the rest of my life.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch And Miles

    I think Inch And Miles is a very good moral to teach kids a good and amazing thing about success. The book has lessons of success with a fun way to learn. This book is very nice to read since I liked it as my age. I would so want to have that book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles

    Inch and Miles is recomended for young children that are starting to read. They have strong words it helps people learn exactally what it means.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles

    It was ok.I liked the picturs where the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles

    I would recommended it to children of all ages.I also like the words they used in it.It was a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    inch and miles is great

    Inch and Miles is a great book.It is good for all ages.I would reccomend it for schools because it teaches students.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Inch and Miles

    I liked Inch and Miles.It is kid friendly.I woud recomend it to my younger brother.It taught me what success really means.I liked it because they used animals insted of humans.I think you would like it to.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Funny story

    I like the book Inch&Miles becuase it was really appropriate for third and up but no lower becuase it is has hard words. I would recommend it becuase it is very funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    a cind of funny story

    I like the story for all the cool animals. And all the cool sucesses.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2008

    Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success

    Inch and miles is an okay book. The book is good for yonger people

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2008

    inch and miles

    Inch and Miles is a ok book. Its a good book for younger kids.

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