Gibbs Smith Books

Pocketdoodles for Kids

$ 9.99

Pocketdoodles for Kids is the perfect pocket-sized guide for drawing, doodling, coloring, and thinking. Best-selling author Bill Zimmerman invites doodlers of all ages to not only draw but to be inspired to stretch their imaginations and take their minds on a mini-vacation.

Take a moment from the busy day to be playful with activities and ideas that entertain the creative muse. Doodle your way to a new hotrod, a new outfit, or a different body, or draw a picture of your favorite place or fantasize about your favorite pastime.

Inside are interactive picture and word prompts that will encourage youngsters (and adults) to write, doodle, draw and color on the pages. For example, you'll find storyline doodle pages on which you are given picture elements and instructions on how to complete the drawings. One storyline, for example, says: Design a pair of cool sunglasses that will set you apart from the crowd.

The book's small size (4x6 inches) makes it perfect for stowing in a pocket or book bag, so kids can enjoy the activities and doodling prompts wherever they go. With 272 pages, there's always a new idea for drawing and dreaming!

Doodling prompts include:

  • What is your birthday wish?
  • Draw someone for the clown to throw the pie at.
  • What's the weather like?
  • Design your own money.
  • Decorate this flying rug.
  • Draw a beautiful necklace for her to wear.

Bill Zimmerman has had a successful career as a journalist, prize-winning newspaper editor, and prolific book writer. Nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes, Bill is a former journalist for Newsday and is the author of Doodles & Daydreams: Your Passport for Becoming an Escape Artist (Gibbs Smith, 2007) and Lunch Box Letters. He lives in New York City.

Tom Bloom's work includes illustrating two other books by Zimmerman-the best-selling Children's Letters to God and Make Beliefs-among many others. He draws regularly for the New York Times.

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