What Do You Do With An Idea?
This picture book is beautifully written and illustrated. When I have given it to colleagues to read they too are amazed. Some shed a tear, or get goosebumps as they read the words and carefully observe the detail in the artwork. Some simply smile in agreement with the statements contained within the pages. When I first read Kobi's words I was thinking that it is an excellent example of the growth mindset concept being adopted in our school district. I also thought that it is a valuable reminder that all great ideas always have to first start out as a small thought.
Each time I reread the book I find I make more connections to it depending on my focus at the time. For example, I spoke with a group of teachers yesterday and explained how it might be a great way to start an inquiry unit. Today I am thinking that I need to slow down and really observe the students who might appear as "diamonds in the rough" who need our nurturing and attention to blossom.
This book works as a read aloud with students and adults. I make more connections to the text as I read it to different audiences. It is truly an enjoyable read aloud at any age.
Who knows, maybe this book just might change the world?