What sparks inventors to create? One can say the ability for inventive thinking is not out of reach. Innovation flourishes when an individual possesses strong problem-solving skills, an active imagination, and has the ability to see possibilities. Additionally, success requires a great deal of patience, as trial and error are part of the process. Here is a sampling of books that encourage inventive and innovative thinking.
I’ve done it, I’ve done it!
Guess what I’ve done!
Invented a light that plugs into the sun.
The sun is bright enough,
The bulb is strong enough,
But, oh, there’s only one thing wrong…
The cord ain’t long enough.
"Invention" excerpted from the book Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein.