What Do You Do With an Idea

Book Review by Stella Constance: What Do You Do With An Idea?  by Kobi Yamada

What Do You Do With An Idea?, an innovative children’s book – gold winner of the Independent  Publisher Book Awards – written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom.

Imagine if innovative, advanced ideas were cultivated, the same way as prized seed heirlooms from one generation to the next.  How would that change our current home environments and communities, into becoming more resilient and an adaptive progressive to cyclical human-made and natural forces?  Yamada brings his business experience into the world of children’s literature, inspiring families and communities to “grow solutions” through the living seeds of ideas, as he put in his book dedication: “Always remember, a single idea can change everything”.

Yamada and Besom personifies in their book, the idea, as it follows a little boy around like a little puppy.  Yamada discusses the responsibility of looking after the idea, despite the challenges that the little boy will face for having it. Yamada walks the readers through the stages of creativity and love, despite the hardships, where one day because the boy looked after the idea very well, it “spread its wings, took flight, and burst into the sky … It wasn’t just a part of me anymore… it was now a part of everything.  And then, I realized what you do with an idea…You change the world.”  Yamada and Besom share their vision and miracles of love and the seeds of innovation for creating happier, healthier life experiences.  It is an inspiring read for the young and the ageless.


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