Books and Music
Let’s Draw by Carol Seatory activity book
Alfie’s never been a huge fan of traditional colouring books, but he really enjoys more interactive activity type books like Marion Deuchars’ Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art and Herve Tullet’s The Book with a Hole. So he was delighted when one of my friends gave him Let’s Draw by Carol Seatory (Parragon, RRP £10) for Christmas. It’s one of the most creative art books I’ve seen in ages. Each spread offers up a different challenge, from ‘Fill this jar with jelly beans’ to ‘Draw half of your face on one side of the circle and draw half a monkey’s face on the other side’. Everything is beautifully illustrated with child-pleasing doodles and there are also plenty blank (ish) pages with instructions like ‘Catch your ideas and put them on paper’, ‘Don’t think, just draw!’ and ‘Scribble!’. It’s a fab gift and works for so many ages as it has simple projects such as colouring in party hats to designing your own shoes. It’s currently just £6.32 on The Book Depository, so I’ll be snapping a few copies up for the present box.