Hold that Thought
An inspiring look at how ideas form, grow, and connect us all
In the middle of the night, Finn wakes up with something buzzing around in their head. It isn't heavy like a worry, it doesn't swirl like fear, and it isn't shaped like a question. It's something more exciting-an idea!
The next day at school, Finn shares the idea with friends, who nurture it and help shape it into something even more fantastic. But not everyone is excited about Finn's idea. When a bully knocks it to the ground, Finn begins to doubt the idea. And as Finn's doubt grows, their idea shrinks. But just before the idea disappears, Finn realizes that it's exactly as it should be! Confidence renewed, Finn shares the idea with more kids, who addtheir own thoughts until the idea flows-and even the bully becomes inspired to contribute.
Grounded in childhood curiosity and helmed by a gentle, inquiring main character, this story about the power of ideas fosters creativity, perseverance, inclusion, and a collaborative spirit.
illustrated by Lynn Scurfield
9781771472944 | Hardcover Book
BREE GALBRAITH likes writing stories that inspire kids and adults to think critically about the world around them. Her books include Usha and the Stolen Sun, Milo and Georgie, and the Wednesday Wilson series. Bree holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and a Master's degree in Communication Design from Emily Carr University. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her family.
LYNN SCURFIELD is a mixed media illustrator who lives near Toronto, Ontario with her dog Taro. She received her Bachelor of Illustration from Sheridan College in 2015, and her work has been published by Google, The New York Times, The Walrus, The Atlantic and The Globe & Mail.