If anyone was unaware that 2010 is the year of the 19th World Cup, then `Doodle On! Football Doodles' rectifies that. Seventy-eight football related pages on which to doodle will keep most occupied for a while whilst it's too wet to go outside, though the theme shouldn't prevent anyone from having a `doodle'. 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.
Our children love anything football related and with the recent world cup, if it has something to do with football they love it. But naturally as with all things some they like more than others. This football Doodles book really hit the mark and has kept them busy for hours, doing the many pictures and then colouring them in.
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!"
As a teacher, I'm sorry to find that some (not all!) children today seem to be lacking in creativity and imagination. It's books like this (a great alternative to TV and computer games ;) that can really get children's creative juices flowing.
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.
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This football themed Doodle book went down very well with the kids. We've had Doodle books before and this was as popular as ever with both my son and daughter. If you've never seen a Doodle book before they are basically like a cross between a colouring book, a drawing book and a blank sheet of paper! Each page has a black and white half finished picture with space to fill in the blanks whether this is decorating a flag or designing a football kit. Doodle books are such a great idea because sometimes kids get fed up or bored of thinking of new things to draw and if they lack a little imagination, drawing isn't that much fun. Doodle books given them a headstart to draw and just a little nudge so they can let their imagination run wild. Great book for travelling with. Highly recommended.
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. This also means it gives them a head start over a standard plain drawing pad. So it's something of a hybrid. It works pretty well, and the direction given makes it easier to get the creative juices flowing.
My kids aren't always the most naturally imaginative and this book did a good job in getting them to draw and colour around one of their favourite subjects.
I think it's decent value considering that there is a good few hours activity to be had from it. The book is also well illustrated and written. Worth a go to keep the children amused.
If you like football and drawing this is your book. It contains hours of entertainment and inspiration for the budding artist. There are plenty of "unfinished" drawings with short instructions of what to do at the top of each page. It would be ideal for any child either boy or girl from 4-10 as they can add as little or as much detail as they wish. The paper is excellent quality so felttips are able to be used without going through to the other side. From decorating umbrellas to drawing the contenets of the refs pocets this is sure to be a book to keep the kids entertained for hours. Brilliand, we also have the Xmas doodle book which went down really well too. I shall be buying thse for birthdays this year!
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 with the various and varied activities, from designing a super cool football, to practising autographs, football kit designing, and many other football related activities. He being a football fan (his dad has been converting him to Man Utd!) means this books football themes are a huge bonus! I've no hesitation in recommending this book for all young kids, as it enables them to flex their creative muscles, and the football theme enhances their experience of the activities.