Books

Hold That Thought!

A picture book by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Lynn Scurfield.

Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Lynn Scurfield 

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 add their 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. (From Owlkids)

Bree Galbraith is a Vancouver children's book author whose critically acclaimed picture books include Usha and the Stolen Sun, Milo and Georgie and Once Upon a Balloon

Lynn Scurfield is an artist and illustrator from Ontario. She also illustrated the picture book All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman.

From the book

A book page from Hold That Thought! by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Lynn Scurfield. (Owlkids)

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