Review: Her Idea by Rilla Alexander


Her Idea

Rilla Alexander

Published April 7th 2015 by Flying Eye Books

64 Pages


An all-ages picture book about making ideas happen.
Sozi loves ideas. The only trouble is, she can’t seem to ever finish them.
Like “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr Seuss, Her Idea is a book for both children and adults – but especially for anyone who has said “I think I’ll start tomorrow.” Told in delightfully honest rhyme (Hmm, maybe later/Not today anyway/It’s such a big task/And she’d much rather play) and accompanied by vibrant illustrations, it is an inspiring story within a story about getting to THE END.
“Rilla has written an exuberant book about one of the dirty secrets of the creative process – procrastination – and she’s done so with verve and style.” Steven Guarnaccia, Parsons The New School for Design
“Each page is beautifully illustrated with depth and wonder culminating in a wonderful lesson to be learned. You’ll want to read this over and over.” Deanne Cheuk

“This stunning book takes a special place on my shelves along side other classic picture books by graphic designers Paul Rand, Milton Glaser and Bruno Munari.”A Journey Round My Skull”

My Thoughts:

First I want to say thanks to Nobrow/Flying Eye for sending me this beautiful book! 

I really enjoyed this book and even more then that my 8 year old nephew enjoyed this book as well! My nephew hates reading, absolutely hates it! Just to get him to read for half and hour always ends with him crying because he would rather play video games or watch tv then pick up a book. But when I received this book he was immediately drawn to the gorgeous pictures; and when he was done there were no tears in sight, and he asked to read it again the next day!

I personally enjoyed the book as well! Like my nephew I was drawn to the gorgeous artwork and colors, they were simple but absolutely stunning! The story was cute and easy to follow along with which is perfect for children but also has words that will challenge them as well (which was perfect for my nephew.) I also enjoy the fact that this book showcases the importance of having ideas whether they are big, small, serious, or silly and being determined and having perseverance to go after them. As a future teacher this is definitely a book I would want in my classroom, because it’s a great book for all ages!

Now there is absolutely no way I could post this review without including some pictures of this beautiful book: 

5 star



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