Pippa’s Corner – What Do You Do With A Problem?

Two weeks ago, here on Pippa’s Corner, we talked about the book What Do You Do With An Idea?. I had purchased the book for a 3 year old’s birthday and I am happy to report, the book (and the plushie friend) was well received! I just wish that I had also snagged a copy for Pippa at the same time. It is such a beautiful book!

Last weekend we made our way to the bookstore for a family outing and I saw  What Do You Do With A Problem? sitting on the shelf. You know I had to snag a copy of this book for Pippa! Even if it were half as beautifully illustrated and the messages were half as inspiring as What Do You Do With An Idea?, I would have still counted it as a win. It blew me away… Kobi Yamada & Mae Besom are just brilliant in their artistry.

In What Do You Do With A Problem?, we read about what a problem is and the effect it can have on our lives. We ask some important questions: What happens when we ignore the problem? What if we think of the problem constantly? What if we face the problem head on? These questions lead to a valuable lesson, written in a language easily understood by our little ones.

This spectacular picture book is filled with breathtaking illustration and a very important message. …And though,  it may be a children’s book,  Greg and I agree – we need to spend some time with What Do You Do With A Problem?, too.



What Do You Do With A Problem?
Kobi Yamada & Mae Besom
Compendium Inc
Publication Date: July 1st 2016

From the same author and illustrator as our #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.

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?

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 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.

What are problems for? They challenge us, shape us, push us, and help us to discover just how strong and brave and capable we really are. Even though we don’t always want them, problems have a way of bringing unexpected gifts.

So, what will you do with your problem? Now that’s up to you. ~via Goodreads


What books do you find inspire you the most? What children’s book or story do think has a message that is perfect for all ages?

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