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What Do You Do With an Idea? Hardcover – February 1, 2014
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About the Author
Kobi Yamada is the creator of many inspiring gift books and ideas as well as the president of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things. He happily lives with the love of his life and their two super fun kids in the land of flying salmon where he gets to believe in his ideas all day long. He thinks he just might be the luckiest person on the planet.
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If the reader peeks carefully at the little idea, one can see it begin to grow. It begins its life looking like an egg, a perfect metaphor as we wait for the idea to hatch, or break out of its confining shell. The boy's egg is a yellow-gold color that makes one think of the sun or of light...just as light illuminates, so can a nurtured idea. The discriminating reader (often an observant child!) may notice that midway into the story, the idea egg appears to be sporting a little crack, which continues to spread. Does this suggest that his idea is cracking or breaking? Oh no, reader...this little idea is about to sprout wings, burst from its shell, and take wing to change the world!
Lovely sepia colored illustrations provide a perfect backdrop for the little golden idea as it grows. This book is gorgeous on all levels -- visually, emotionally, and creatively. A perfect gift for any child, or for any adult who enjoys a reminder once in a while (like me!) about the best aspects of our humanity.
Illustrated by Mae Besom
The story begins with a young boy encountering a new idea. Perplexed by the idea and a little uncertain how to interact with it, he wonders how others will perceive him and his idea. As the story continues, the boy develops a love for his idea and begins providing the necessities for it to grow and evolve. While the idea grows, the boy can no longer keep it to himself and slowly introduces it to others. When he shows other people, they try to discourage the idea, and the boy begins to believe them, however, he realizes the opinions of others may not be the most important thing and continues to care for his idea. With continued affection for his idea it continues to grow as does his love for the idea. One day the boy’s idea grew to the point where it was everywhere and in everything that he did and he realizes the value of ideas. Illustrator Mae Besom enhanced the text by adding more color to each page as the idea grows and influences the world around it. It is both a literary masterpiece and a work of art. This is a book I would recommend for parents and teachers of children in grades 1-5. The book is profound and can encourage students to be who they are and to embrace their ideas. The artwork will keep students captivated and can lead into good conversations and class projects.
BIBLIO: 2014, Compendium Inc., Ages 5 to 8, $12.93.
FROMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1938298073
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Great for all ages, with lovely illustrations.