This is a story for all, no matter what age. Ideas crop up. We think about them, ignore them, run away from them, think about them some more. Sharing one’s ideas with another may bring encouragement, allowing us to feel like we just might have something here or it might bring laughter, leaving us covered by our own embarrassment.
“What Do You Do With an Idea?” is about giving our ideas a chance. Outcomes may be far more than one can imagine.
This is a confidence-building book because so many of us do not give our ideas any fuel. We are afraid of failure, yet the words in this book just may give some of us enough courage to allow an idea to grow and develop into what it may. Weird ideas, big or small ideas, hard ideas can grow when given some room. “Ideas tend to stay with us.” In that case, we ought to accept the fact that our ideas may hang around in our head, fermenting, growing, becoming.
I think this book is great! We all need some encouragement. Children really need to know that the ideas they have are important and need cultivation. Children need to learn that their ideas can lead to success, maybe even failure, but they might not be so afraid of failures later on if they know their ideas can be given a chance.
“Compendium Kids,” the publisher, says it is about “inspiring possibilities.”
The art work is well done. The drawings are in pencil, with watercolors too. As you can tell by the cover, the pictures are done in sepia tones with a touch of color. As the book (and idea) grows and goes, so does the color.
It has also hit multiple best-seller lists, such as Publisher’s Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
Reading Level: 4 – 8 Years
Kobi Yamada currently resides in Lynnwood/Seattle, WA., with his wife and two children. Family is extremely important to him. He played soccer at San Diego State University (my Alma Mater) and in an NCAA championship, inducted into the Hall of Fame there.Kobi Yamada is the author of many books, including books in the “Good Life Series.”Compendium’s stated mission is “Live inspired: to inspire, educate, motivate, and celebrate the world we love and live in. We strive to set an example of hope, passion, and creativity in everything we do – from the products and programs we create, to the ways we make a difference for our clients, customers, and community.” http://www.live-inspired.com/