What do you do with an idea?

June 17, 2015

what do you do with an idea picturebook

What do you do with an idea?  How many times have you let an idea slip by just because people told you it wouldn’t work?  I know that I have pushed aside ideas many times because people have laughed at it or because I didn’t believe enough in myself to pursue it.  We all have ideas, big and small, but often we are scared of them and don’t know what to do with them.  Will people laugh at our idea, will they think it’s weird or worse will they think we’re weird?  Do we have the determination and confidence to develop it?  This kids book called What Do You Do with an Idea? is all about an idea and what can happen when you have one.  It’s written in a very simple, easy to understand way for kids with beautifully simple drawings to match.

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What Do You Do With An Idea is a kids book that is just as much for adults.  It’s a great reminder for any age that ideas are to be treasured, nurtured and believed in but more than the idea, it’s also about believing in yourself and having the confidence to look beyond the meanies who try and put you and your idea down.

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I bought this book a couple of weeks ago and read it to Anya expecting her to love it just as much as I did.  She didn’t.  She didn’t dislike the book but I think she didn’t fully get it.  This book is recommended for three years and over but I think for younger kids it’s a cute picture book but not much more beyond that.  Even for Anya who is six, I think we need to talk about the book a bit more for her to fully appreciate it.  But don’t let that put you off as this book as it’s a keeper.  What Do You Do with an Idea? is a book to pull out whenever you or your kids are struggling with an idea and self-belief.  I am so glad I bought the book and will be keeping it and bringing it out every so often to read to Anya and I know she will appreciate it more in time, especially as she gets older and maybe starts having more doubts about things.

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  • International Elf Service

    I hadn’t heard about this book. What a fabulous message! x

    • ebabee likes

      It is a great message and simply told. I think it’s a book I’ll keep forever! x

  • Katie / Pouting In Heels

    Oh now this is my kind of book! Sounds inspiring and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. May just have to treat Elsie to it for her 3rd birthday next month (and have a good read of it myself) 😉 x

    • ebabee likes

      It’s so so, so simple but yet reminds you of how to grow an idea. It may even resonate better with adults – I read an amazon review where it was gifted to a 30 year old man and he loved it! x

  • HonestMum

    I adore the sound of this book, and as always your super book recommendations, this important message will totally resonate with adults too. I always remember a lecturer telling me that I must always write my idea/first draft on paper or type it out, before telling others as your brain sometimes thinks you’ve written/ done the work if you verbalise it. Always makes me put pen to paper first, not because people can kill ideas/passion which can happen but more so it’s in black and white and makes me really work on it xx

    • ebabee likes

      Such a simple message but one that we might need reminding sometimes. Your lecturer is spot on – writing things down does make a difference and I must remember to do it more. xx

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