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You might remember a couple months ago when I posted about my newest find at the New York Stationery show – Compendium Books. When I was visiting their booth in May I found this book, What Do You Do With an Idea? I loved everything about it and knew I needed a copy to give my son for his birthday. I asked them if I could review it and they sent me a copy. The worst part was I had to wait until September when it was my son’s birthday so I could give it to him. I wanted it to be a special gift and not just ANOTHER BOOK.
This son is my story lover, my illustration lover, and my thinker. He is always thinking of new ideas; always combining things in new ways. Always asking, “What if this…?” and “What if that…?”. Sometimes the what ifs and ideas are serious and thoughtful, and sometimes they are silly. I knew a book about an idea was perfect for him.
You see I don’t want to give away any of the story. The illustrations are brilliant. I mean how do you illustrate an idea? The story is beautifully and simple written. It’s a story that will make you wonder.
My son opened his gift, the book, and laid it aside. A book isn’t the most exciting present. Of course he got other presents too. That night at bed I read it to him and his little brother. The two of them were quiet the entire time. That right there is saying something. At the end I could tell they were thinking about the story. They started asking questions and we talked about the book and they went to bed. The next day they went to school. That afternoon when my son got home he told me he had thought about the book during the day while he was at school. Hmmm, I thought. That’s a book that leaves an impression. That night at bed he asked if he could read What Do You Do With an Idea? to me. He asked to read to ME!!! Well, that is a big step. He doesn’t ever want to read aloud and he acts as if I am torturing him when I ask him to. This was a giant leap for all man-kind. Well at least in our-kind.
If you are looking for a great book to read to your kids or to give as a gift, this is perfect. Maybe you have an idea generating child or just a little one who likes to look at pictures. This book is for them also. You can find the book at Compendium’s website store by clicking: What Do You Do With an Idea? Tell them I sent you!