Perfect Picture Book Friday: The Amazing Idea of You

Today is a twofer! I am participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday and Laura Renaud’s #DebutReviewChallenge.

Title: The Amazing Idea of You

Author: Charlotte Sullivan Wild

Illustrators: Mary Lundquist

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Publication Date: February 5, 2019

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Individuality, creative potential

Opening:       Hidden in this apple

            is the idea of a tree

wrapped tight in this shiny seed.

Take a bite

drop a bit

the idea might take root


shoot up

into the blue.

Summary (from the inside book cover): Illustrations and simple text reveal that there is potential in every seed to be a tree, in every tadpole to be a frog, and in every child to be a unique and creative adult.

Resources: The author includes an activity guide, resources, and additional activities on her website ( 

Why I Like This Book: The simplicity of the text and illustrations make this book ideal for young readers. Through her lyrical language, Charlotte Sullivan Wild compares what happens in nature to the potential in all of us. The illustrations complement the text so well and tell an additional story of the growth of a child and the idea within her. This book celebrates possibility!

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6 Responses to Perfect Picture Book Friday: The Amazing Idea of You

  1. What a beautiful, poetic story. The imagery is lovely and would be fun to read in a classroom. So much to talk about.

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  2. Oh, I love how the concept of “idea” is used here. I’ll be adding this to my TBR pile. Thanks for the rec!

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  3. Very interesting book. Thanks for highlighting it.

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  4. What a lovely book. Must see if I can get this one here. Thanks for the review.

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  5. Darshana says:

    thanks for the review. will have to check it out!

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  6. Sue Heavenrich says:

    Sounds like a gorgeous book – going to look for this one.

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