Wednesday, August 7, 2013
#ReadItMD13 Theme Week - "Drawing on a child's imagination, more books to encourage kids to get scribbling, doodling and drawing"
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 1:24 PM Labels: Doodling and Colouring, drawing on a child's imagination, ReadItMD13 Theme Week
|Fill in the Blank from Quirk Books - Inspirational doodling ideas for young and old|
"Fill in the Blank: An Inspirational Sketchbook" by Muratayan Varham and Elodie Chaillous quickly became a firm favourite when we reviewed it back in October last year. A big and satisfyingly thick book full of brilliant inspirational ideas for doodling, the book offers you a few teasing ideas on each page with the aim of getting you to - well - fill in the blanks.
So for instance, you could design the world's most awesome cakes...
|I can assure you, I couldn't bake or make anything this cool.|
Or, perhaps one for the dads out there, design a seriously brilliant tattoo...
|Ow, that's going to leave a mark in the morning|
Books that give children an appreciation for famous artworks are always popular with us. James Mayhew has come up with some amazing books celebrating the world's most talented artists, and in "Katie and the Starry Night" James pays homage to Vincent Van Gogh as his popular character Katie discovers the master's works in a gallery.
|"Katie and the Starry Night" by James Mayhew. Utterly beautiful and inspiring.|
|Katie enlists the help of the Olive Harvesters in "The Olive Trees" painting|
Usborne are always reliable when it comes to producing brilliant books to inspire young artists to exercise their talents.
|The Usborne Book of Drawing, Doodling and Colouring. Brilliant (and sadly, also very absorbent)|
Finally how about a doodling drawing story to keep your children inspired?
|Scribbles and Ink by Ethan Long (Blue Apple Books). Quick on the draw!|
We'll be back for more before this week's theme finishes on friday. As always, please do let us know your favourite books for inspiring doodling and drawing in the comments below.