Ideas Are All Around

Ideas Are All Around

Book - 2016
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In search of writing ideas, an author takes a walk with his dog around the neighborhood.
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626721814
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Inspiration: without it, your favorite books, movies and computer games wouldn’t exist. Neither would bridges, skyscrapers or electricity. But how do you find inspiration? Why don’t you follow author Philip C. Stead and his dog Wednesday on a walk through his latest picture book? Spot a turtle, s... Read More »

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Jan 04, 2017

I recommend this beautiful picture book for anyone who is experiencing a creative block. Reading it feels like taking a walk through a collage of thoughts and visual art. I'm not sure if children will like it as much as adults will, but it's worth a try.

VaughanPLAngelaC Dec 21, 2016

As an photography aficionado, I connected with this book instantly (hah!). It is a wonderful visual book that uses drawing, collage, instant photography and a typewriter to push the reader to be inspired by all that is around them. Simple, sweet, and easy on the eyes.

Amy_MarkhamPL Dec 08, 2016

A sweet, graceful, and inventive book about how an artist spends an ordinary day observing and interacting with the world around him.

Aug 21, 2016

I have often wondered how authors get their ideas for a book. This book offers some insight as the question is answered on a dog walk through the neighborhood. I love that the book's illustrations include photographs, drawings, block prints and a wonderful typewriter font. "Ideas Are All Around" inspires me to try creating a book of a similar nature...getting out my camera, looking more closely to see what I can see and dusting off my typewriter.

Chapel_Hill_CaseyL Apr 02, 2016

This book is an artform of its own, reading like a sketchbook/diary of a wise and joyful artist. Stead treats the reader to a collection of lovely little observations--a spare yet generous glimpse of the wonder hiding within the facts of everyday life. I can't think of another children's book that so authentically captures the experience of being a grown up, yet still feels completely appropriate for sharing with children. This would be great book to inspire creative writing projects with kids in grades k-3, and it could inspire some fantastic sketchbooking or monoprinting projects in art classrooms.

Ms_Gaye Mar 27, 2016

This sweet, funny, and thought-provoking picture book is great to share with children in kindergarten through grade 3.


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