My Beastly Book of Silly Things: 150 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw

My Beastly Book of Silly Things: 150 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw

by Vincent Boudgourd
     
 


In My Beastly Book of Silly Things the ridiculous possibilities are endless: flying elephants, sausage thieves, crazy hairdos, boogers, bugs and guacamole and more! Like My Beastly Book of Monsters, Silly Things aims to push kids' latent illustrative creativity into curious new directions. Children get to interpret visual cues and solve…  See more details below

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In My Beastly Book of Silly Things the ridiculous possibilities are endless: flying elephants, sausage thieves, crazy hairdos, boogers, bugs and guacamole and more! Like My Beastly Book of Monsters, Silly Things aims to push kids' latent illustrative creativity into curious new directions. Children get to interpret visual cues and solve humorous mix-ups in their own unique way. What objects will you throw into the garbage? What heavy thing popped the soccer ball? It's all up to them. Illustrator Vincent Boudgourd's loose, exaggerated style not only perfectly sets up each crazy conundrum, it does so in a manner that encourages spontaneous and natural responses from kids. With a unique and highly appealing aesthetic and high production vales, the entire book is a wacky journey into a world where no idea is too silly to take root.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara Wheatley
This is a book geared towards children who love to scribble and draw pictures that some might consider crude since there are 150 activities within this book that readers can make wild and messy. Each page has a sentence of directions stating what they should add to the unfinished drawing on the page. Some pages deal with ordinary events such as "Draw a square tennis ball for the tennis player" or "Draw faces on these eggs." Other pages deal with activities which may make parents and adults shudder, such as "Draw farts for everyone" or "Draw what the tissue looks like after you blow your nose." Several pages demand very little creativity from the reader when the activity instructs the reader to color an object a certain color or the whole page one color. One page even states, "Nothing to do. Draw on your arm." A questionable image on the cover shows scissors on a person's nose with blood dripping down which may make adults flinch. Advertised as a way to "stimulate creativity while keeping the bedroom walls and family pets safe from budding Picassos," but children will look at it as just a silly book where they can doodle and draw the things parents do not like them to draw. Reviewer: Barbara Wheatley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897349854
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
My Beastly Book Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
484,377
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 Years

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