Happy Winter and Happy Holidays to you and yours! I hope this time of year is bringing you time to sit down in your favorite chair and read, read, read! 🙂 I also hope this time of year has brought you some new books!
For today’s post, I wanted to highlight two of my favorite books (by one of my favorite authors)–because if you don’t have them, or weren’t gifted them…I would definitely seek them out.
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom: I loved this book so much it started to make me cry–cry tears of happiness, tears of inspiration, tears of dreams, and the harsh tears of dreams silenced, shattered and locked away. Even the book cover information created these emotions. On top of all of this, there is all the connections to education and to life…for all ages. It really gets at all of the emotions an idea can bring, and the journey with it–which in many ways parallels the science process.
What Do You Do With A Problem? by Kobi Yamada. Illustrated by Mae Besom: This book surprised me. I thought the storyline was going to go one direction, but it went another, in a way that caused me to sit back in my chair and take it in. There are so many powerful images in this story, some of which I have printed for myself and posted within my eye line, in my work space, to remind me for when the work gets tough. Another great story and lesson for all ages. Really great for students, especially when the work gets tough.
AND…I have recently learned that Kobi Yamada is coming out with a new book, to be released in January: What Do You Do With A Chance?
I can’t wait to read it! 🙂