This thought-provoking book opens with a question to its young readers: "Have you ever tried to do something that was really hard?" Kids discover that learning to do new things--even when they are difficult--makes life more interesting. Whether learning a new sport, learning to play a musical instrument, or learning any new skill, kids shouldn't be afraid to make mistakes. The most important thing is for them to try their best. This new title in Barron's growing series of A First Look at . . . books is written especially for preschool and early-grades children. Books in this series feature sensitively written stories that encourage boys and girls to explore their feelings, face new challenges in their lives, and talk to trusted elders about how to deal with things that bother them. The books feature child-friendly color illustrations on every page. An advice to parents section appears at the end of each book.