My Friend the Idea written & Illustrated by Cheryll Johns
Published by Windy Hollow Books
Cheryll Johns nourishes children’s imaginations with her debut picture book as both author and illustrator in, My Friend the Idea.
Explaining the meanings of words, feelings and emotions to children can be very difficult. How do you describe what an idea is?
My Friend the Idea is cleverly written. The colourful illustrations will help children to understand that ideas are our friends and will help us to grow and achieve our dreams. Readers will learn they are not the only ones with ideas, in fact, everyone has them.
Cheryll’s use of a young boy with an ‘idea’ as his friend is a fun way of learning about feelings.
We experience the ups and downs with this child as he finds some people don’t always agree with his ideas. They may put them down or find them quirky. Sometimes your ideas might go away but they will always come back and when you feed them your idea will become bigger and stronger.
Colourful illustrations fill each page as we discover and grow along with the little boy and his idea.
‘I have an idea. It shows me life is never small.’
This book is ideal for those little self-doubters and those learning about thoughts and feelings.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Cheryll Johns
Illustrator: Cheryll Johns
Title: My Friend the Idea
Publisher: Windy Hollow Books
Published: May 2013