Ideas Are All Around

Ideas Are All AroundBy Philip C. Stead

Stead himself states what this book is about in the first pages of the book, “I have to write a story today….But today I don’t have any ideas.” He says this twice. So what do you do when you don’t have ideas for a book that needs to be finished? You fill the pages with a list of things you did for the day: walked the dog, talked to the neighbor, look at the sky. Though the writing has a poetic, gentle feel and the illustrations are clever, this book may be boring for children. It is listed as a picture book, but might be better suited for a junior high class discussion on how to find ideas for a writing assignment.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★½✩✩ (2.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grade 6?

Ideas Are All Around
By Philip C. Stead
Roaring Brook Press
48 pages
Release Date: March 1, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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