What Do You Do with an Idea? is about a boy who has a peculiar idea: an egg with a golden crown and legs. The story is beautifully illustrated by Mae Besom with images starting out small and in black and white. In the beginning, the boy has no idea what to do with this idea, but it keeps hanging around. As the boy becomes more comfortable with his idea, he tentatively starts to share it with others. The illustrations follow suit and expand into more largess and vibrant color. He is laughed at, but he eventually grows to love his idea. It makes him feel alive and see life differently. The idea changes the world.
Sounds oddly beautiful, doesn't it?
What Do You Do With an Idea? has won several awards, including the Independent Publisher’s Book Gold Award, the Washington State Book Award, and the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.
It has also hit multiple bestseller lists, such as Publisher's Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.