What do you do with an idea? by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Mae Besom (2014)

ideaThere is a stunning group of creative individuals who meet regularly in Auckland called Scribble. Their meetings are open to anyone, and they discuss ideas, host events, make things and are just generally very cool and welcoming.

It was at one of these meetings that I posed the question, “How do I share all the amazing books I am seeing on a daily basis?” Wango bango, this blog was born. Thanks Scribble crew for helping ideas take flight.

What do you do with an idea is a wonderful exploration of what ideas are, where they come from and what you can do with them once they’ve hatched. “At first I didn’t think much of it. It seemed kind of strange and fragile. I didn’t know what to do with it. So I just walked away from it.”

Actually doing something with an idea is scary, and confusing, it’s tiring and eventually… exhilarating. IMG_1327The concepts in this truly gorgeous book are so important and shared in a beautiful and accessible way. Nothing seems intimidating once it’s been depicted as a golden egg with legs!

A wonderful book.

Check out What do you do with an idea? at Auckland Libraries.

Or buy What do you do with an idea? from Fishpond.

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2 thoughts on “What do you do with an idea? by Kobi Yamada; illustrated by Mae Besom (2014)

  1. I have to get this book – I had seen it somewhere but hadn’t followed up on it! Thank you so much for the reminder. Our year 6s are doing a unit of inquiry in term two on creativity (what it is where it comes from, how people gets ideas, how ideas are fuelled by creativity etc…). Basicially – off to place an order right this minute! Thanks Lucy 🙂

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