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
Publication Date: February 5, 2019
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
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 (www.charlotteswild.com).
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!