Text by: Fiona Watt
Target audience: 6+
UK Publisher: Usborne
The Usborne book of Drawing, Doodling and Colouring for Christmas is the most delightful activity book. This non-fiction book is full of single and double page spreads to complete on a variety of Christmas themes. You can colour and doodle the pages on everything from Santa and snowmen to winter scenes and festive patterns.
You do not have to be an expert at drawing to enjoy this book. In fact I think its design is engaging and accessible for any child or in fact big kid at heart.
What better way is there to review an activtity book other than to give it a go yourself? So on this note, I'm going to show you some before and after shots of Christmas Doodle Book.
Here is a wintry high street to complete the drawings and colour in:
And some owls to doodle...
Every time I looked through this book, I found another scene to feel excited about drawing or doodling. I also didn't feel afraid to make a mistake. The drawings are free hand and so you feel comfortable putting pen directly on the page and just letting the creative juices flow.
This another example of the designs which I love. The stamps are ready to draw and colour. There is also a page where children can draw of write their Christmas list.
This book seems to me to be the perfect gift to give instead of an advent calendar. It is just the book to get the whole family in the festive spirit in the weeks leading up to Christmas. For children who are drawn to creative activities it will be a complete hit. The book has minimal by effective text to guide the budding artist on how to complete the single and double page spreads.
Overall, this is a high quality and beautiful activity book. The colours are bright. The designs are exciting and have a cross-gender appeal. I absolutely adore it and cannot wait to spend more afternoons with my pens and pencils doodling it. I highly recommend it!
Thank you so much to the lovely people at Usborne for letting me choose this book to review. It was an absolute pleasure.