There is something about an interactive book, isn't there?
When Workman Publishing asked if Middle Grade Minded would be interested in reviewing the Doodle Adventures books, we jumped in with both feet.
Actually, we could have jumped in with both pencils, or crayons, or markers, or... You get the picture!
Three pages in, I was hooked.
We, the readers, are corralled by an incorrigible and long-suffering duck, Carl, to help with an important mission - in this case, flying into space to retrieve a jar stolen by Captain Sleezog, Ruler of K-82, the planet of SLUGS.
Not only do we have to help retrieve the jar, we have to help by illustrating the book, too!
Hello? We get to doodle in the book? We get to draw all over it? Count me, and every other kid who picks up this book, in.
Add in a dash of wit, some laugh-out loud story-telling, and our chance to unleash our inner Leonard da Vinci (or Mike Lowery!), this book is FUN.
Lucky for us, there are two more books in the series:
The whole time I was reading this I was thinking: Man, I wish these books existed when I was a kid!
My second thought was: Man, I wish I had these books when I took my kids on long car trips!
These books are a great way to spark creativity, imagination, and will likely inspire many readers to write and illustrate their own books!
I guarantee these will be a hit with the kids in your life!
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And guess what? You get a chance to win your very own set of the Doodle Adventures books. All you have to do is leave a comment below, telling me that you want to win the books and what your favourite thing to doodle was as a kid (I could draw a mean cat!) and you'll be entered in the contest!
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