What Do You Do With an Idea?

What Do You Do With an Idea?


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This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens.

This is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It’s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s just getting started.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938298073
Publisher: Compendium, Incorporated, Publishing & Communications
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 7,071
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD340L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kobi Yamada is the creator of many inspiring gift books and ideas as well as the President of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things. He happily lives with the love of his life and their two super fun kids in the land of flying salmon where he gets to believe in his ideas all day long. He thinks he just might be the luckiest person on the planet.

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What Do You Do With an Idea? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this book with my son I noticed a spark of courage in him which made him realize it's okay to come up with his own ideas! I love how the black and white illustrations transform into color as the idea became bigger! Anyone who reads this book will be encouraged to open their hearts and minds to make their ideas come true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are what initially drew me to this book (the most unique and beautiful illustrations to date in a children's book. Pure art.), but after reading it while at Barnes & Noble, I couldn't not buy this book. The message plants the seed of creativity, confidence and the ability to change the world with an idea.  As a former middle school teacher, its the message I wish all of my students could have heard in such a creative way. My almost three year old son asks for "MY idea" book every night . It's an inspiring message for all ages. ~Erin Bolte
JelliGirl More than 1 year ago
absolutely one of the best kids books I've ever read!! I'm planning to purchase a copy for each of my nieces and nephews kids for Christmas!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
want to use it when starting new projects. Every startup accelerator should have its new members read this beautiful story! and Take a Barnes $10 Off coupons code from bookscoupons.com
Iamlilu More than 1 year ago
What Do You Do With An Idea? By Kobie Yamada Illustrated by Mae Beso Rating 5 What do you do with an idea???? Well, you hatch it, of course!!! A little boy has an idea and has no “idea” what to do with it. Do you hide it? Do you pretend it doesn’t exist? Do you ignore it? Do you talk about it? Do you think about it? Are you afraid of it? What will happen to the idea if you just leave it alone all by itself? Will it be forgotten? Will it be laughed at if something is said about it...or worse, will you be laughed at? But what needs to be done with an idea? Does anyone know? Does anyone have any ideas???? Ahhhh, my friend, you have come to the right book for the answers to all of these questions. This book is phenomenal! It slowly and in a clear understanding way that even a young child can understand, illustrates what ideas can do when nurtured and given care and time to grow. The illustrations are thought provoking...mostly black and white or shades of grey; except for the idea, which is yellow; until the very the very end when the idea blossoms! The pictures tell the story of what to do with an idea as well as the story itself. What a way to instill self confidence in all of us... young and old alike!!! Parental Note: I would recommend this book for children ages 4-8. It is short and entertaining...and has a point! I bought this book for my 5 year old granddaughter. Now, at age six, she is reading it to me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book follows its own advice--the author had a great idea, and we can see how it grew!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this is a beautiful children's book, it also works for adults. I gave as gifts to colleagues in leadership & management roles. All ages need to remember the value of having ideas, nurturing their ideas, and doing something with them!
DavidCohan More than 1 year ago
This book is destined to be a classic, along with greats by Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss!  After reading this inspirational tale together, my kids and I were talking about how powerful and wonderful ideas really can be, all evening long.  Frankly, this book will inspire people of any age who have creative ideas they imagine.  It's a must read! 
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
What Do You Do with an Idea? (Hardcover) by Kobi Yamada From my source of secret stash of amazing books, hidden outside the principals office i found another keeper i have to get and read to every class. this book is a great book about having an idea and sharing it developing it and embracing it despite the odds. what a brilliant book for kids. the pictures are engaging and cute, and the text is simple enough for the lowest grades of kids.
mskitt More than 1 year ago
The message and the art work carry this to the top. Have an idea; press on.
Opa-Denver More than 1 year ago
Children are dreamers and dreamers come-up with ideas. This book encourages children to follow-through in a determined manner and with purpose to bring their ideas to life. This book also serves a purpose to teach parents, relatives, adults, teachers the art of encourgement - helpingg children to bring their ideas to fruition.
KathleenZ More than 1 year ago
Very cute inspirational book. I gave it four stars instead of five because the plot line isn't very exciting to the 8 year old I bought it for. 
ColoradoaninCali More than 1 year ago
Lovely book! Inspiring for both children and adults.
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LaGayla More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to my nephew for Christmas. I wrote a brief message in the front of it. He is only a year old, but I hope this book will serve as a motivator for hit to keep trucking along over the years.
purplemama More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my 5-year-old for Christmas and we immediately had to read it 3 times through. It's a beautiful book that is inspiring and wonderful for kids and adults alike.