Kobi Yamada’s books are always so amazing, with great messages and beautifully detailed illustrations! I love how this one sends the message of using problems as an opportunity to learn and be brave, knowing that some chances only come once. A great lesson in converting a problem into something good. Highly recommended for all ages, but perfect for six and up. Recommended By Kim T., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A #1 New York Times Best Seller, What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age.
From the same author and illustrator as the #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea? comes a new book to encourage you to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold.
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.
What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a 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.
"Yamada's inspirational prose and the romance of Besom's spreads make an impact." Publishers Weekly
"A straightforward, effective approach to helping children cope with one of life's commonplace yet emotionally fraught situations." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Kobi Yamada is a New York Times best-selling author and the CEO of Compendium, a company of amazing people doing amazing things. Kobi lives happily with the love of his life and their two super fun kids in the land of flying salmon, where he gets to see unbelievable possibilities unfold every day. He wonders if maybe life is even more beautiful than he imagined.
Mae Besom began her career as a character designer in Sichuan, China, after graduating from the Sichuan Fine arts Institute. She then decided to embrace her love of illustration and now works as a full-time children's illustrator. She uses traditional media - both pencil and watercolor - to create texture and light within her enchanting illustrations.