Monday, June 27, 2016

Little Reads: What Do You Do With An Idea?

Let me tell you how much I love these Yamada books.... I feel like they should be required reading for kids from 1-92. They're wonderful and have taught ME some pretty important life lessons. Lessons I hope to impart on my daughter through these beautiful books.

What Do You Do With An Idea? is a beautifully illustrated picture book by Kobi Yamada.  Its about an idea and the child that brings it to life.

Just look at the cover when you take the dust jacket off!

Like I said, this picture book is Beautiful with a capital B.  It starts out mostly in black and white pencil sketches, with only the idea (egg) and it's trail in color.

At first, the child doesn't want the idea.  He doesn't want to hassle; he doesn't want to deal with it; he doesn't know what to do with it.  But like most great ideas, it just won't let him go, until he decides to accept it, embrace it, and give it room to breathe and in turn breath life into him.

As beautiful as the beginning of the book is, as the pages become full color, they become even more beautiful.

This is a wonderful lesson for kids of all ages who have ever thought that their idea was too much for them to handle. Just start somewhere. Just start. That's how you turn your idea into something wonderful.

"And then, I realized what you do with an idea... You change the world."

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