Fans of Emily Winfield Martin will delight in this loving, gorgeously illustrated story that celebrates new life.
Hidden inside every living thing is an idea. That idea can sprout, sing, wriggle, take wing . . . into something amazing!
Exploring beginnings both small and great, The Amazing Idea of You bonds the human and natural worlds in a lyrical burst of celebration.
So dig deep, fly high, look around, and find the extraordinary inside everything . . . including YOU!
About the Author
Mary Lundquist is the author and illustrator of Cat & Bunny. She graduated with a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and now lives in Los Angeles, California, with her family.
“In Lindquist's clear, airy art, the child grows older, planting new apple trees as a young adult. At last, she picnics with her own children in the orchard she has grown: 'All around are apples . . . And every last one/ has an idea inside./ Just like you.' ” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Opaque, spring-bright colors in the watercolor, pencil, and gouache illustrations . . . complement the text's suggested importance of a human connection with nature. . . . [A] bedtime read-aloud about big ideas and the promise in everyone.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Bursts with freshness in illustration and text . . . . A gentle yet deliberate reminder of the greatness deep inside every living being." - School Library Journal
"The language is lyrical and often stunning. . . A book to pore over and think about." - Booklist Online