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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Life of Ideas is a work of fiction in the picture book genre. It is aimed at children and younger readers and was written by author Gahmya Drummond-Bey with illustrations by artist Sidney Lander. The book follows the adventures of two fairies from the land of ideas, who have journeyed to our world to find the perfect person to have each of their ideas, but when they discover that one of the people they’ve given a wonderful idea to has started to doubt herself after being picked on for it, they come up with a plan to help their person bring the idea to life.
Creative confidence is such a pressing and poignant issue right now in a world where the arts are more essential than ever, and I believe that this insightful, delightful and very inspiring picture book will help young readers foster their inner strength and feel freer to express their bright ideas in the future. Author Gahmya Drummond-Bey beautifully walks the delicate line between artful and expressive writing whilst making sure that the lexis is accessible for those less confident in reading. The wealth of educational experience behind the work speaks for itself from the very first page, and the bright and playful illustrations by author Sidney Lander bring the characters and the plot to life just as powerfully as its inherent message. Overall, I would highly recommend The Life of Ideas for all parents who want their children to be active, inspired and productive, and ready to face issues of confidence and motivation despite difficult times.