How to Think Like an Absolute Genius by Philippe Brasseur

From the Publisher: Be curious! Be imaginative! Be determined! Develop your talents by drawing inspiration from the greatest of geniuses. In a world that changes quickly, the future belongs to those who have an open, flexible mind: like John Lennon, they will imagine the impossible; like Walt Disney, they will work as a team; and like Copernicus, they will be able to think backwards! If you’re worried you might not be up to the job, have no fear! This fascinating book will show you the way. In How to Think Like an Absolutely Awesome Genius, 27 geniuses from different eras and disciplines –  artists, scientists, thinkers or writers – entrust you with their "creative methods". Packed with facts, games and activity ideas to boost your intelligence, with this book to guide you, you can become absolutely awesome at whatever you put your mind to.


Well organized and beautiful illustrations make this book a must have for any upper elementary classroom. Motivate your students to find their inner genius by discovering habits that made these 27 genius' great! This would be an incredible weekly reading (one a week). That way they can learn a new skill, practice with an activity, and then use it throughout the week. 


For example: Read about Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) and how you can see things differently. Then, as a class complete the activity 
Ways Of Looking At An Image. Throughout the week provide different opportunities to "see things differently" in the various lessons you complete. What a fun way to use a non-fiction book! Have you done anything similar in your classroom? Please let me know in the comments below. 

I have a rating system I use for those books I have read and reviewed on my blog, you may check it out here. I have given this book four coffee cups, Cool Beans!

Frequently Auto-ApprovedI would like to thank Quarto Publishing Group & Netgalley for the Advanced Digital Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review! I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...

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