Ideas Are All Around by Philip C. SteadIdeas Are All Around by Philip C. Stead

Ideas Are All Around

byPhilip C. Stead

Picture Books | March 1, 2016

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As an author and his dog, Wednesday, walk through their neighborhood, they look at sunflowers, say hi to Frank, a turtle, who makes quick for the water and disappears, and watch a train rumble by as they walk uphill to a big purple house that belongs to their friend Barbara. Wednesday chases squirrels while the two friends discuss fishing and war and how back before the neighborhood was there enormous woolly mammoths roamed where houses now sit.

Thoughts open up to other thoughts, and ideas are born and carried forward, often transforming into other ideas until he finds that ideas really are all around, you just have to know what to do with them. This title has Common Core connections.

Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee. His book, A Home for Bird, received four starred reviews and was called "a deeply satisfying story" by Kirkus Reviews, while his most recent book, Sebastian and the Balloon, has earned three starred reviews. Philip lives with his wife, illustrato...
Title:Ideas Are All AroundFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 11.41 × 8.05 × 0.52 inPublished:March 1, 2016Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626721815

ISBN - 13:9781626721814


Editorial Reviews

"The art is glorious, creatively mixing small photographs-presented as Polaroids-with ink and watercolor paintings. a provocative, artful journey."-School Library Journal, starred review"In all, Stead has given readers a deeply felt, deeply connected story that is homage to creation-and really quite brilliant."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review"The multimedia amazing, with photographs, collage etchings, and splatter art (example: a blue splash of paint transforms into a horse) mingling across vibrant spreads."-Booklist, starred review"Stead's bits and pieces of drawing and observation, his willingness to lay bare his uncertainty, and his rough sketches of the natural world don't form a polished or seamless whole. Yet their very fragmentariness tells an important truth about the way artists begin to create."-Publishers Weekly, starred review"It will reward those receptive to the notion that the world speaks to those wholisten."-The Horn Book