Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Review: Drawing, Doodling and Colouring for Christmas

There’s lots to draw, doodle and colour in this creative book filled with wonderful Christmas scenes.

Includes an astonishing selection of activities, from jolly pictures to colour in to doodle-starters from which drawings can grow and grow and grow until they cover the whole page.

Doodlers can complete the scenes however they want and the craft paper quality pages are ideal for drawing on.

The above description was taken from the Usborne website


Drawing, Doodling and Colouring for Christmas was designed and illustrated by Erica Harrison, Katie Lovell and Antonia Miller and written by Fiona Watt

Review:
I may be well above the age range that this book is intended for but when I was offered a review copy of this book I jumped at the chance. There is something relaxing about letting your creative juices flow and I haven't been able to put this activity book down since it arrived on my doorstep. The book includes a fantastic range of pictures that you need to either colour in or draw / doodle on and I can guarantee there is something in there for everyone - santa, snowmen, reindeer, elves and even angels, if it makes you think of Christmas you'll find it in here somewhere.

You don't have to be an expert at drawing and the pictures will appeal to boys and girls of all ages and abilities. Everytime I flick through the pages I spot something different that makes me want to dive back in with my felt tip pens.  This really would make an idea christmas present or book to buy to entertain the whole family in the run up to Christmas. I love the fact that it even has an advent calendar for you to colour in each day (yes I have already coloured in the square for December the 1st!)


I couldn't review an activity book without actually giving it a try so here are a couple of before and after pictures.  First is a Christmas design that just needed to be coloured in.

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After:

Next we have a page of snowflakes that was just waiting to be doodled on

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After:

This is a great quality book that will offer hours of entertainment for the whole family and I would highly recommend it for those cold snow filled afternoons in the run up to Christmas. It's a perfect way to keep the kids occupied while you're wrapping up the Christmas presents (and something you'll probably want to dip into yourself when they're tucked up in bed for the night).

Source: Received from Usborne in exchange for an honest review

Other reviews of this book:
The Bookette
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4 comments:

  1. This looks like a cute, fun book and I'm very impressed with your artistic skills! I especially love the Christmas design you coloured in. It must have taken ages for you to do with all the details on it!

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  2. Thanks Chrissie, this is such a fun book - I could spend hours doodling in it (in fact I probably already have LOL)

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  3. I am definitely buying this for my daughter, having read your review. I think I might even buy one for myself too!

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  4. Hi Nickie, this book was so much fun to play with :o) In fact you've reminded me that I need to pull my copy back out again so I can do more doodling this Christmas! I hope you & your daughter have fun with it

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