My Vacation Drawing Book is a great book to take along with you on your vacation. Geared for 5-8 year olds, this is a creative book that introduces art elements around the theme of going on vacation.
Imagine being able to design your own menu, or draw some of the scenery before you as you go down the road. What about learning to draw some of the interesting animals you will see? Do you know how to draw a bird, or how to turn a box into something new and fun? Staying in a tent? A trailer or a Resort? Wouldn’t it be fun to draw it and see what you can add? How about making a sign post of all the interesting places you will go? Ideas like these and more fill the 72 pages of this hardcover book.
Coming with an elastic band as a placeholder, this book is built to stand the rigors of an early elementary student hauling it with them on their travels.
I loved the space given on each page as well as the variety of activities provided. Lessons are taught using simple lines that children can easily copy, and yet I found the children are pushed a bit to become better at what they are doing (like practicing where to put the horizons, and working with vanishing points).
All in all I found this book to be a well designed one that many children would delight in working through, giving them a keep sake to remember their vacation with. The only page I wish could have been made different was one where they were asked to add captions to images. The space for captions was too small for children of this age bracket to write in. Asking Mom or Dad for help would solved this problem. This is a nice book that I would have no problem giving any child.
My Vacation Drawing Book: How to draw, sketch or scribble your adventures.
Lonely Planet Kids
72 pages, 5-8 years,
Drawing, art, sketch, vacation, activity book
Hardcover with elastic band
Reviewed for: Raincoast books.
Where to find: Amazon link.