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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press Kids (June 5, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762429275
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762429271
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #607,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A summer holiday essential Sunday Express Magazine This book is fantastic. Keeps children entertained for hours, and it is suitable for a huge range of ages who will scribble all over it with varying degrees of artistic talent Yorkshire Post --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Nikalas Catlow has been doodling and drawing since childhood, and received his MA in Children’s Book Illustration. He lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information on Nikalas and his work visit www.catlow.biz.

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Customer Reviews

This is a great fun book!
LittleEyes
They spent countless hours with the books - what an improvement over the "tech games" and movies they usually spend time with in the car!
dsnow
A friend of mine sent this book to my son for his 5th Birthday and he absolutely loves it!
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Spumoni on June 21, 2007
Format: Paperback
I picked this up for my daughter during a trip I took to London two years ago. She was a four year old budding artist and this was her new favorite book. It stretched her imagination and prompted her to produce the most wonderful drawings. And no kidding, this kept her busy for hours. The only trouble was (is) sometimes she had to have the few words on the page read to her to help her figure out what to do on each page.
I have been waiting for this to become available in America because she filled in her other one.
I am the daughter of a therapist who was opposed to the concept of coloring books that kept children drawing inside the lines. This is not like that. Catlow puts a half of a drawing on the page and invites the child to draw what is going on on the rest of the page, to provide the explanation of what is already drawn. It's been fabulous to watch her mind work as she comes up with what's going on on each page. Color is optional, what it's doing is encouraging the kid to expand or create. In fact, my daughter now does not at all like the standard coloring books. She asks me to buy blank notebooks and she draws in the "coloring book" outlines, then fills them in or "colors" them or not as she feels like it. In other words, she has continued with what she learned in this book and would rather make her own Catlow book than color in a standard coloring book.
There is another Doodle book with a gray cover, Doodles by Taro Gomi, which we bought for her when she filled up this yellow one, and it's good but probably for an older kid, I'm guessing 8 years or something. In the Gomi one they're asked to fill in word bubbles to indicate what people are saying... it just seems a little more suited for a slightly older kid who already can read and write.
I'm buying two of these Catlow books, one for my six year old daughter who filled in the first book, and one for my four year old. Oh wait, a third one for my five year old niece's birthday next month.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christine M. Schroeder on May 5, 2009
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This book has appealed to everyone in our family (ranging in age from 5 to 48) so much that everyone ultimately got their own copy. There are so many ways to enjoy this book - we've done everything from doing the same pages separately and then comparing, to working side by side on a two-page doodle and discussing what should go into the picture next. Neither of our kids has ever liked coloring books or coloring in general, yet both took immediately to this book. They will often swap books and ask each other questions about their drawings and I'm often struck by the level of thought they've put into their drawings. Definitely worth every penny!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dee on June 22, 2011
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If you are a fan of the Doodle for Boys and Girls books like me- note that this is a simpler younger version.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dsnow on July 16, 2010
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We took two of these on a road trip with our 7 and 9 year old boys (over 13 hours in the car). They had a great time coming up with creative drawings for the captions and then comparing their artwork. Each tried to outdo the other in terms of humor. It was fun for us to listen to from the front seat and then see the results of their work. They spent countless hours with the books - what an improvement over the "tech games" and movies they usually spend time with in the car! Keep them coming!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Debra M. Gray on February 3, 2010
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I got this for my 34 year old sister for xmas, she loved it! I have to tell you that after looking at it I went ahead and bought myself something similar, it is fun to just not think and "doodle"!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Ball on September 5, 2011
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My 11-year-old daughter bought this with allowance money, and has really enjoyed it. She's kept a sketch book for the past couple of years, and is always drawing on scratch paper around the house, as well as doing other artistic projects. This book adds prompts: she flips pages until she finds an idea that sparks her imagination, and then draws based on the prompt (words and a partial picture). I'd recommend this to anyone who wants that kind of activity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cool g'ma on January 7, 2010
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This book is great fun! I gave it to my 6 year old grandson and he grabbed a pencil and didn't stop doodling until pizza was served. He loved having the fun ideas to start his drawing. It was a hit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sonja Davis on January 2, 2013
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I purchased and returned this product, not because it's not a great book, but because it is for a younger child or beginner drawing level child. I would recommend this product for a child 5-7 years old.
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