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Review: Doodle Lit

May 22, 2015

Doodle Lit

According to Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver, doodling is “a simple form of being creative” that can “make you feel calm and relaxed,” so they’ve created Doodle Lit, a fantastic book to help kick start the inner doodler in you!

Doodle Lit is divided into sections by well-known authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle and Emily Bronte.  The beginning of each section tells you a little about the author and features a doodle by them!  All of the activities in the section are geared toward the author and their books – for example, in the Lewis Carroll section, you’re encouraged to draw new hats for the Mad Hatter.  There are pages to doodle on, color on, and write on and there are even a few puzzles thrown in for fun.

This book features heavy duty paper and perforated pages so you can pull them out to work on them.  Adams and Oliver encourage you to get creative with “pencils, paints, markers, and crayons” and “to cut things from magazines or add photos” or other items.   Doodle Lit will provide hours of entertainment for anyone aged 8 and up and I highly recommend it.

Doodle Lit interior

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Gibbs Smith. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.


23 Comments leave one →
  1. May 22, 2015 4:44 am

    Adorable idea to have literary inspirations!

  2. May 22, 2015 7:28 am

    This sounds like a great idea. I’ve been seriously considering ordering one of those adult coloring books to check them out. This sounds like it is along the same lines (no pun intended.)

  3. May 22, 2015 8:02 am

    Oh, this looks like fun!

  4. May 22, 2015 8:16 am

    I was a doodler in HS. I think I’ll look for this!

  5. May 22, 2015 10:08 am

    This looks so cool! I love that it combines doodling with famous authors.

  6. May 22, 2015 10:19 am

    This looks very cute! My sister would love it!

  7. May 22, 2015 10:58 am

    Looks cute 😀

  8. May 22, 2015 11:00 am

    OMG, Kathy – I need this book! As in, right now! I think it’s time for another book order …

  9. May 22, 2015 12:21 pm

    This is adorable!

  10. Beth F permalink
    May 22, 2015 12:39 pm

    What a fun idea!

  11. May 22, 2015 3:14 pm

    I saw this on Twitter; it is too cute!

  12. Patty permalink
    May 22, 2015 4:07 pm

    Did you color any of it? I need this book!

  13. May 22, 2015 4:49 pm

    I think I need to try this book out!

  14. May 22, 2015 5:51 pm

    I was so disappointed it was recommended for 8year olds, I thought I’d treat myself . Maybe I’ll lie about my age.

  15. May 22, 2015 5:58 pm

    This sounds like a great idea; I know several kids who’d love it.

    @irene have you come across Keri Smith – his notebooks are lots of fun!

  16. May 23, 2015 11:52 am

    This sounds like a fun book! I used to doodle in my notebooks in high school (mostly crazy faces and such).

  17. May 23, 2015 2:33 pm

    I find this interesting. I don’t think I doodle. Maybe I’m not creative. Or maybe I’m not calm and relaxed. Stressed and? I have a book, (seriously, I DO HAVE A BOOK) called “Illustrated journaling”. Kind of the same thing? I recently bought another book (really) called “More than Words; Illustrated letters”. I love the idea, but not sure you could make heads or tails if I sent you a letter with my drawings/doodles. I might have to buy this book.

  18. bookingmama permalink
    May 24, 2015 5:31 pm

    What a cute idea! I’m not much of a doodler, so maybe this book would help!

  19. May 24, 2015 7:39 pm

    This looks like SO much fun, and it sounds like something I might actually DO!

  20. May 25, 2015 3:56 am

    This looks so fun- I really like this new coloring/doodling trend for adults!

  21. May 25, 2015 12:07 pm

    I love this doodle trend. My daughter loves creating dresses and other clothing items while waiting at appointments or in the car. I know she would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  22. May 26, 2015 3:47 pm

    This sounds fun – what a cool idea for a book!

  23. May 27, 2015 11:40 am

    coloring and doodling has become such an adult ‘zen’ thing to do! i can’t wait to get started with my own copy of doodle lit!

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