Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

I Have an Idea!

I Have an Idea!

Herve Tullet
Picture Book
For ages 6 and up
Chronicle Books, 2019   ISBN: 978-1452178585

The world is full of ideas, tiny little notions that, like dandelion seeds, float all over the place. Every so often, one of these seeds pops into your head, and the feeling this gives you is “magnificent.” Your little seed-like idea is a fabulous, new, different, and unique thing, and over time it grows into something bigger.

These little seeds of ideas, these little inklings of wonder, are everywhere, but they are not always easy to find. You have to open your eyes, ears, mind, and heart to the possibilities, and learn about all kinds of things until, finally, that miracle will happen

The problem is that ideas have a habit of pouring in all at once and then all you have is a messy and confusing collection,  and you have no idea what to do with it. There is only one thing for it; you are going to have to do some organizing. Doggedly you set about figuring out what is what, and when the work is complete you should have a really good idea that is all your own.

This whole seeking, sorting, and developing business may seem like a lot of work. Why should we even bother? The thing is that an idea can be a marvelous thing, and bringing one to life is a fabulous process that can be glorious fun and maybe, just maybe, it will change the world.

This remarkable book should be a must-read for everyone. It challenges readers of all ages to think about ideas and what they are. It encourages them to look at the world with fresh eyes and to see that all kinds of possibilities exist out there.