Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys by Rob Elliott (book review)

Squirt is our family artist. He makes really detailed drawings and colors nicely. He dislikes that his brother scribbles, but hey, art is not all of our thing! I thought Squirt would like this "Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys" by Rob Elliott. Something to do in church or in the car.
image via amazon.com
Basically, you have a joke: "What do magicians like to eat for breakfast?" An answer: "Trix cereal." Then an incomplete picture to go along (this one is a table with a magicians hat full of cereal with a rabbit peering over the edge of the table). Then there are directions on the bottom of how to doodle the rest of the picture: "Finish the magician. Make his absence disappear."

Super cute idea. Not all kids like to draw but maybe they like to complete a drawing. Not all kids like to draw but maybe they will because of the jokes. Some kids love jokes and drawing so this is right up their alley!

I gave this book to Squirt for a read and rest time at our house a week ago. He loved the idea of it, but only completed 4 pages. I tried to get him to do them in church, too, but he did not want it then. He wanted to read a book. Maybe this will be a good road trip book. Moose loves the jokes in it, but drawing just isn't his thing.

The other thing I really like about this book is that it's little. Little enough to stick in a diaper bag or other bag to carry around. Small things like that are so appreciated by this mom.

Disclaimer: I received this book in order to write an honest review. Others may not have the same experiences I've had with this book.

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