Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wee Reads: Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

Idea JarIdea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt

A picture book about where a boy gets his ideas and inspiration.

Do you like this book?
Yeah! Because it has dragons and robots and Viking with funny hats!

What's your favorite part of the book?
When the girl was on the dragon and when the dragon picked the robot up! The robot was so mad!

What do you think of the cover?
I like the words and the robot and dragon

Do you want me to read it again?

Idea Jar is such a great book about using imagination. I'm always down for a good book about using imagination, and this one is one of the best I've read.

The kids in a classroom have an idea jar for when they have ideas for stories, they just put the idea in the jar and then try to come up with a story. 

They add dragons and robots and vikings and a horseless cowgirl. 

The kids start writing a story but when it doesn't involve the viking he gets mad and spills the jar.
So now there are ideas with no story running around everywhere. So the kids have to quickly come up with a story involving everyone that spilled out of the jar.

It's such a fun book to read, it's well written and the artwork is adorable.

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Adam Lehrhaupt is the award-winning author of Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, Please: Open This Book!, Chicken in Space (A six book series: Book 2 Chicken in School lands June 20, 2017), I Will Not Eat You and the upcoming I Don't Draw, I Color (March 21, 2016), Wordplay(July 2017), Idea Jar (Fall 2017), and This is a Good Story (Spring, 2018). He has traveled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He firmly believes that opening a book is a good thing, even if there are monkeys in it. Adam currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, with his wife, two sons, and two bizarre dogs. Follow Adam on twitter and Instagram @lehrhaupt for the occasional brilliant thought or picture, and at

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