This is a such a brilliant book! Goofy fun is paired with getting to write and draw your own ideas into the story. My son got super into it! As a mom I was thrilled that he was writing (which isn't typically his favorite thing to do) and having fun! He was cracking up and reading, drawing, and writing for over an hour. We read together, shared ideas, and had a tremendous amount of fun the whole time. It would be a great book to have fun with over the summer! The second one is coming out in September and we can't wait!
Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! is a lighthearted fantasy where the reader first draws him- or herself into the story, and then continues by following prompts and adding more illustrations and doodles. Set in space, the book invites the reader to join Carl, a duck and member of a super-secret international group of explorers, on a journey in search of a very important grail-like object. The book is sturdy paper over board with beautiful cream paper—perfect for defacing! And by the end, the reader will have co-written a tale to return to again and again, and show off to family and friends.
About the Author
Mike Lowery, creator of the Doodle Adventures® series and The Kid’s Awesome Activity Calendar, is an illustrator whose work appears in everything from greeting cards to children’s books. He lives with his wife and daughter in Atlanta, Georgia.
"The clever idea is... an engaging concept executed with a fast-paced story and a loose, doodle-like art style that won't intimidate burgeoning amateur artists." —Booklist
"Kids will love making this story their own, and it may well hook a new crop of readers who haven't yet experienced the joy of fully engaging with a book." —Shelf Awareness
"It's right in my boy's (and, I suspect, lots of other kid artists') wheelhouse -- the combo of a graphic novel with the ability to draw yourself into the story." —Brightly
"It is engaging, fun, hilarious, and completely perfect in so many ways. We need a lot more books like this. It's like it is sprayed with Reluctant-Reader-and-Writer-Be-Gone." —The Picture Book Review
"...it was a blast.This is something kids will be proud to share with family and friends." —iddle Grade Mafia