Her Idea


Her Idea written and illustrated by Rilla Alexander (2015)

Sozi had hundreds of ideas. They came to her even when she was relaxing. One day she decided to write a book, but something terrible happened. One by one every idea left her. She was lost and alone and crying. Then a friend came to help. He quietly went around and captured all her ideas in the pages of a book. Then when Sozi decided to write her story she had all her ideas in one place to help her. But when she got to the end, Sozi didn’t know what to do. So the book captured her too. Now she lives in the book with all her ideas, which is after all where she really wanted to be all along.


Teachers! Parents! Great introduction for journaling with school age children. Hand them a journal to capture their ideas in written and/or illustrated form. Then when it’s time to write a story, voila! All their ideas are captured in one place for them to use.

You can even make a journal more personal and interesting by decorating it yourselves. Have fun with this!

Check out my friend’s Suzy Leoplold’s amazing personalized journals.9e05b3be8d4c5ff079774d52b1014d00

Decorate with puffy paint,0bb0bd8a8f3c67d25c2c66a3fad4860b

scrap paper,c628e45d0e5d9a019c917520bc7864fb

or other embellishments. 487e0270934027502ee16f0e5e7c9575

5 Responses to “Her Idea”

  1. Jane Heitman Healy May 9, 2015 at 8:23 PM #

    Very nice!!! What an interesting picture book, and great intro to journaling


    • Juliana Lee May 9, 2015 at 8:25 PM #

      These types of books really play into the school curriculum in a non-threatening way, letting kids enjoy the story as well as come away with a valuable lesson.


  2. Prairie Garden Girl May 9, 2015 at 5:02 PM #

    Journals are a must have for a reader and a writer. Journals serve many purposes for a variety of reasons. The picture of my journal that you shared, Juliana is my Gardening Journal. Everyone needs a journal or two or more.
    Create a variety of writing journals:
    Sharing step by step instructions on how to create a journal:
    ~Suzy Leopold

    Liked by 1 person

    • Juliana Lee May 9, 2015 at 5:05 PM #

      Thanks for the extra links Suzy! I know people will want to know more!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Prairie Garden Girl May 9, 2015 at 5:07 PM #

        You are welcome, Juliana. Thank you for featuring this delightful book by Rilla Alexander and my journal. I will add HER IDEA to my list of books to read.


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