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Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book Paperback – August 3, 2010
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The magic cartooning elf is back—along with the Knight, Edward the hungry horse, and a whole new cast of charming characters! And this time, readers can join in the fun—right IN the book!
An ALA Notable Children’s Book, Adventures in Cartooning was called the “best book of the year” in a starred review in Booklist and was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Building on the basic lessons presented in Adventures in Cartooning, this activity book leads kids through a story that they help tell by doodling and completing comics activities. And at the end, readers are invited to make their own comic book story!
A Look Inside Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book
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|Chocolate Chip Cookies||Chocolate Chip Cookies Activity|
|How Comics Work||Create Your Own Comics Activity|
Top Customer Reviews
All the characters from Adventures in Cartooning return in this sequel Activity Book. The book has a complete story beginning to end but on most (though not all) right-hand pages the reader is asked to draw the illustration. Instructions are given as to what to draw, though it is often open ended for the child to still use there own imagination. (ie. fill this fridge with food, change these cookies into faces). Often these illustrations are part of the story. Other times the reader's assignment is a time-out to learn a cartooning skill such as motion lines, puffs of dirt, sound effects, birds or stars over the head, etc. At these times examples are given along the bottom edge of the page to give the child an idea as to what to draw which they can follow if they choose. All very entertaining to the aspiring artist (young or old!)
The story itself is a lot of fun. It begins with the moon and sun greeting each other as day begins but the moon makes the sun cry. The knight and Edward, his horse, are now stuck in the castle because it is raining outside (or so they think) and are very bored and want excitement. So they explore the castle and find a few creatures living there they'd never met before such as the cookie monster and a giant. But finally they get the idea to go to the tall tower at the other end of the castle and perhaps they can find out why it's raining. A wonderful, humorous story! Readers of the first book will be thrilled with this book but having read the first book is not necessary to enjoying the Activity Book as they can be read in any order. Highly recommended to those with an artistic interest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These books are amazing. My son loves them and I'm completely in love with Edward! Finally a character I can draw.Published 4 months ago by Alyson
This is an awesome series for children especially boys. My son just loves it.Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
Fantastic! Kept both kids reading and writing for hours, they love it.Published 14 months ago by C. M. Perry
My little cousin loved it. This was what she wanted for Christmas. She is 11.Published 16 months ago by alex