I Am Not a Cruise Ship Director
It’s not my job to entertain you.
Have you ever said that to your kids? I have. To this kid in particular. My youngest child, our cherry on top, who has no siblings his age. He gets bored on a regular basis and comes to me to entertain him. I, on the other hand, never get bored because I am busy raising a houseful of kids and running a business.
What is Doodle Adventures?
I am always looking for activities that will push my kids toward creativity and Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs fits the bill. Half comic book half drawing book, Doodle Adventures gets kids started with fun prompts and lets them do the rest.
Your kids will join Carl (who is not only a duck but also a member of a super-secret international group of explorers) on a journey in search of a very important stolen artifact…in space.
Doodle Adventures is 112 pages of a story that your child gets to co-author and illustrate. In Doodle Aventures, your child will be packing for space, designing their space gear, and saving the world. What more could you ask for? Priced at only $11.95 this book offers great value.
Apollo (age 10) grabbed this off of a stack of books I had on our counter and immediately went to work. He loves reading graphic novels and loves drawing but is constantly asking, “what should I draw?” and then summarily rejecting my ideas.
Do your kids do that?
Who is Doodle Adventures For?
This draw your own adventure book is geared toward kids in grades 2-5. Apollo is a fifth-grader and has been enjoying this. It seems to fall perfectly in the range of fun and challenging but not too baby-ish (something ten-year-old boys are very aware of).
This book is perfect for kids who feel too old for coloring books, but still benefit from having suggestions and prompts when creating art.
And if this drawing is any indication, you probably don’t want to travel to space with Apollo…I know I’d certainly want more sustenance than candy and iced tea. I mean, where is the coffee?
More Favorite Art Resources
A favorite art book around our house for years has been Adventures in Cartooning. My kids have checked this out from the library countless times and it has inspired dozens of cartoons and homemade comic books.
If you have a child who loves to make their own comics, be sure and download my free comic panels.
More Bordem Busters
Giant Bubble Recipe because who doesn’t love gian bubbles?
What are your favorite resources for banishing boredem?