What Do You Do With A Problem?

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What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? Or maybe you just decide to tackle it head on.

From the same author and illustrator as #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea? comes this new book to encourage children to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold. Written by Kobi Yamada and illustrated by Mae Besom.

This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared. This story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem … and yourself.

Problems challenge, shape and push us. They help us discover how strong and capable we really are. Problems are a part of life and have a way of bringing unexpected gifts.

The narrative is spare and direct, accompanied by soft gray illustrations in pencil and watercolor. Featured is a sepia-toned figure of the child surrounded by white space. A purple storm cloud looms overhead as the problem. Little by little, color is added as the storm cloud gets bigger. The child tries to escape while the storm swirls. The pages begin to brighten into splashes of yellow as the child decides to face the problem and find opportunity. It's a very effective story and approach to helping children cope with life's common problems.

  • 44 pages
  • 8.8"W x 10.6"H x .5"D
  • ISBN-13: 9781943200009
  • Published by Compendium

Ages:

  • 4-7

About the Author:

Kobi Yamada is the creator of many inspiring gift books and ideas as well as the president of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things. He happily lives with the love of his life and their two super fun kids in the land of flying salmon where he gets to believe in his ideas all day long. He thinks he just might be the luckiest person on the planet.

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