Week at a Glance
- Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Coloring Book By Herve Tullet
- Samples of Summer Art Fun from The Coloring Book
- Summer Reading Book Recommendation Dog Loves Drawing
- Story Cubes Illustration Game
Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Coloring Book By Herve Tullet
Why we love this book:
So have you heard the dreaded words already this summer, “I’m bored!” It’s time for you to pull out the paints, colored pencils, crayons and one great big enormous book of art inspiration. The Coloring Book by Herve Tullet is unlike any other coloring book I’ve experienced. I like it much more than those doodle books I’ve seen. I would describe The Coloring Book as the “thinking person’s” coloring book.
The black outlines challenge children to think about and experiment with colors, shapes and design.
This is a hard review because I want to show you every single page. There is such variety and inspiration. Miss Enigma and I have enjoyed coloring together. It’s nice to follow her lead and chat while we color. She often doesn’t follow directions and I think Herve Tullet would be just fine with that!
Early in the book a line of doodles spill over the pages, inviting children to . . .
- Follow the loops . . .
- Or color them in.
Before long we stumble upon a much more “serious” jumble of lines.
Later on in the book, budding artists are directed to . . .
- Color some squares . . .
- Draw new lines between the lines . . .
- Now do the same to design the sofa, the rug and the picture.
Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates
Pair The Coloring Book with the adorable read-aloud Dog Loves Drawing by Louise Yates and you’ll be well on your way to a summer full of oodles of doodles fun! We have repeatedly checked this book out from the library. They might as well give it to us. My kiddos are crazy for Dog and his drawing friends.
Dog’s Aunt Dora sends him a sketchbook and “Dog knew exactly what to do. . . .” He drew a door and then a stickman. Next, they DOODLE together because that’s the best way to come up with good ideas.You know I’ve got to love a book that doodles. For more about Dog and his doodles read more in my original review.
This summer would also be a fun time to try our story illustration twist on Story Cubes.
We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of The Coloring Book by Herve Tullet
To enter this contest, use the Rafflecopter to answer the following question. After you leave a comment, you can move ahead with more entries.
Answer the following question in the comments section of this post.
How do you curb the boredom of long hot summer days? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)
No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, June 16, 2013
The winner must be a resident of The United States.
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