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Excellent child's gift; or get one for yourself!
on June 19, 2012
Excellent kids coffee table book. I have this and two other Taro Gomi activity/coloring books. Close by are a large assortment of Crayola markers, crayons, and colored pencils. Visiting kids inevitably spend a good amount of time going through these books, drawing, scribbling or doodling as the picture and text inspires them. My grand-daughter loves sharing her drawings and stories as she completes each activity and I love the sharing time. The book has general scenes with text suggesting how to complete the drawing. For example, the drawing might be a large dinner plate on several pages with text to draw something yummy to eat. Or several pages of kids in a blank tee shirt with text to complete the shirt. Every page engages their creative process. My 7 y/o granddaughter will read through and select a drawing to complete depending on her mood and what happened that day. My nieces and nephews (ages 5-8) are similarly engaged by these books. They're excellent gifts and every child would enjoy their own personal copy. These are great de-stressors for adults too.
NOTE: This book is heavier weight paper that accomodates paints and markers as well as crayons and pencils. Another Taro Gomi book, Scribbles, has lighter weight paper appropriate for crayons and pencils.