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Do you have the thought that you would like to draw something and when you sit down to draw all your ideas float out the window? Or do you ever have a child come and say “I want to draw something Mom/Dad but I don’t know what to draw!!!!” 642 Awesome Things to Draw, Young Artist’s Edition is the answer to all those wonderings. It has been my pleasure to review this book.
You might be asking… what can I draw?
- a jungle, a beach and a desert coexisting together
- a tarantula taking over Japan
- sheep organizing a strike
- a red, white and blue rollercoaster
- A car covered in bumper stickers
- a circus run by mice
- a jumbo paper clip
So many ideas… it almost makes a body want to try them all.
Can you imagine the stories you could tell as you each drew your own version of the picture prompt? Consider the laughter and conversations that could erupt around you.
For we all know what might come out of “a huge pile of trash”… books filled with tails, forgotten drinks bubbling up, making toy fish float as alligators come bumbling out with leftover turkeys riding their backs, as stuff dragons breathe fire while dancing with hula hoops… what stories could emerge as your budding artists fill the pages, waiting for the next adventure to come their way.
Each space comes in a variety of formats, whole pages, 1/2 and quarters, sometimes on a diagonal. Rectangles and squares, with a few triangles thrown into the mix. No circles to be found in this book.
642 different things to draw on car rides, or while on vacation driving to the beach or the campground, be inspired as you sit inside on a rainy afternoon when no-one can come over to play. Imagine…what could you do? What could your children come up with? Ah the fun to be had!
642 Awesome Things to Draw: Young Artist’s Edition
by Root Division
Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Art, Drawing, Creativity, Imagination, Activity Books
Part of a series of 642 Things to draw. I have reviewed the 642 places to draw, 642 Big Things to draw,and 642 Things about Me. This is a great series of books to spur on your children to creativity (as well as yourself). Relax with your children, be inspired to draw!
What do I think?
642 Things to do does what it sets out to do. Provide 642 different things for children 8-12 (or those who wish they could be again) to draw, things to inspire the imagination, the intellectual curiousity to wonder, and the willingness to try.