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Title:
The amazing idea of you
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9781681191836
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Publication Information:
New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2019.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
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.
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Summary

Fans of Emily Winfield Martin will delight in this loving, gorgeously illustrated story that celebrates new life.

Hidden inside every living thing is an idea. That idea can sprout, sing, wriggle, take wing . . . into something amazing

Exploring beginnings both small and great, The Amazing Idea of You bonds the human and natural worlds in a lyrical burst of celebration.

So dig deep, fly high, look around, and find the extraordinary inside everything . . . including YOU


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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Set in the rolling countryside, this inspirational picture book bursts with freshness in illustration and text. Deep inside every living thing is the idea that something amazing can emerge-an orchard from an apple seed, a leaping frog from a tadpole, a butterfly from a caterpillar. Beautiful ideas are inside every person as well-perhaps a new song, a colorful painting, or an invention not yet imagined. There are no limits to the greatness inside every living thing. The text is descriptive and appealing. The soft watercolor paintings emit feelings of hope and new possibility. The animal characters are detailed and adorable, and the young girl featured in the beginning of the story develops into a young woman by story's end. There is a recurring illustrative element on every spread: a softly painted leafy branch, which subtly ties each page together. -VERDICT A gentle yet deliberate reminder of the greatness deep inside every living being.-Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

A curious, active child with rosy cheeks and a chin-length bob plants an apple seed: "Hidden in this apple/ is the idea of a tree/ wrapped tight/ in this shiny seed." Animals and other natural objects are growing and becoming, too: a bird in an egg; a tadpole becoming a frog; and a caterpillar metamorphosing. "Even those waddling goslings hold the dream of whistling flight over lake and field." The girl also holds amazing potential: "And look at you!/ What ideas are hidden/ inside of you?" In Lindquist's clear, airy art, the child grows older, planting new apple trees as a young adult. At last, she picnics with her own children in the orchard she has grown: "All around are apples... And every last one/ has an idea inside./ Just like you." Ages 3-6. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.