Doodle On!: Football Doodles Paperback – Illustrated, 7 May 2010
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About the Author
Anja Boretzki is a multi-talented illustrator living in Nürnberg, Germany. Her fun, bright illustrations have been turned into greetings cards and wrapping paper, and she regularly contributes artwork to magazines. Anja illustrated her first ever picture book, ANIMAL PANTS, for Macmillan Children's Books and has illustrated four other fabulous DOODLE ON titles for Campbell Books.
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Without wanting to be stereotypical, I'm going to guess that most boys would love the activities in this book - from designing the coolest football in the world to practising your autograph for when you become a famous footballer! Some activities are quite short and sweet (e.g. adding mud and grass stains' to the football kit) whilst others will need some thought, care and attention (e.g. design the world cup final program cover)
I've used the similar 'Christmas doodles' book with children for years and am sure this one will be the same.
For football mad children there are pages for drawing their own favourite footballer and designing their own World Cup Final programme. There are also plenty of opportunities for the artistic designing of badges, flags, trophies, medals, footballs and football kits. A couple of the pages require some sort of writing from practicing their autograph to party invitations and half time scoreboard messages.
Each page (or double page spread features some sort of outline/ beginning of a picture to finish and a short open ended explanation what the child should do. I think it would be suitable for children from around age 5-10 and would definitely recommend this to any children who love football.
The imagination comes to the fore where something like this is concerned; after all, the young children at whom this is aimed would be quite content to pick up their crayons whatever lay within this book's leaves. (The doodle for the newspaper headline for `Most expensive player ever bought for...' brought a smile when the figure of `£5' was inserted - the innocence of childhood.)
There is a wide variety of football related subjects, each different from the previous one; design the best trophy, give the referee an instrument to blow instead of a whistle, give injured players' bandages and plasters; decorate a bedroom, practise your autograph and a plethora of others. When the page on which to draw hairstyles is arrived at, no doubt they'll be some weird ones invented , which is all part of the fun. Many of the doodles might prove far more interesting than the actual football served up during the tournament.
Their favourites included the picture of the monsters on the pitch and you had to draw the players running away, designing the team badge, doing the team bus: drawing the players and design on the bus side, drawing funny legs/knees on some players and decorating a fan's bedroom (which became something of an ideas session for decorating their own bedrooms!!).
The book is printed on very good quality card pages, which is surprising considering how cheap it is. This is a cheerful book that will keep kids happy, especially in the summer months when the rain stops them going outside.
As it says on the back: "Pencils at the ready! Let your imagination run wild!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased as a Birthday present for a boy in my daughters class Packaged well, value for money, cheaper than all other outlets and prompt deliveryPublished on 29 Jun. 2013 by Sarah Walker
I neither hate nor love this product as we're still waiting for it. It was ordered as a small present for my grandson's sixth birthday a month ago. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2013 by LynnetteLorraine
Purchased as a stocking filler for my son for christmas and am really pleased with it. Lovey size, loads for him to do and really good quality. Would recommend to anyone. :o)Published on 2 Dec. 2012 by TraC
This book is a break away from colouring books in that it attempts to bring more imagination into things by encouraging kids to draw their own doodles alongside those included. Read morePublished on 12 Nov. 2010 by CJ
My son loved this book. He was able to doodle and draw about his favourite subject and had enormous fun. Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2010 by Ray Blake
Getting girls to colour and doodle is fairly simple - here's a book, here are some colouring pens and here comes some parental peace and quiet. Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2010 by Supertzar
At first sight it seems like a glorified colouring book, but looks can be deceiving!
Boys would love this, and I got it for my friends 5 year old son who has had a great time... Read more
The world cup triggered a wave of football inspired excitement in our house this June, and the puzzles and ideas in this fun item sated my 8 year olds twin passions of football and... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2010 by Withnail67
Kids will love this, there isnt alot more to say. I gave this book to a 7 year old and she went crazy drawing day and night, with that being said this was an awesome success.Published on 20 Aug. 2010 by sean paul mccann