By Kobi Yamada
llustrated by Mae Besom
This story is about a child who comes up with an idea. He thinks it is a wonderful idea, until he encounters other people and his confidence in his idea begins to shrink; is it good enough? Is it too small? Is it too big? As the story goes on, the child begins to gain his confidence back and the idea grows with his confidence.
The illustrations in this story mirror how the child is feeling about his idea. When he is unsure about his idea, the idea is small and the pages lack color. When he is excited and sure of his idea, it is large and very colorful. At the end of the story, the child’s idea takes over and is a brilliant illustration.
This is a great story to share with children as they begin to form the concept of what an idea can be and encourages them to share their ideas.
Reviewed by: Bridget Meis