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15 fabulously interactive books for kids
I’ve been on the hunt for unique activity books for kids since seeing Evolution: A Coloring Book at a local store. The bar has certainly been raised since I was a kid! But oh how I loved crossword and coloring books back then. Still do.
Here are 15 of some of the most fabulous I’ve found. Please add any I’ve missed to the comments.
Draw, Paint, Print Like the Great Artists by Marion Denchars.
Beast!: A Coloring Book on etsy.
Author-Illustrator Starter Kit from McSweeney’s.
Play All Day by Taro Gomi.
Kimonos by Annelore Parot from Chronicle Books.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish This Activity Book by Mo Willems.
Archi-doodle by Steve Bowkett.
My Animals/Mis Animales by Rebecca Emberley.
The Game of Patterns by Hervé Tullet.
Alphabeasties Amazing Activities from Chronicle Books.
A Tiger in My Garden DIY Pop-Up Book by Arno.
Let’s Sew Together by Rubyellen Bratcher.
Make Art With Your Hands and Feet tracing book.
ed emberley + make a face giveaway
In honor of Halloween coming up fast, I got to thinking about how perfect Ed Emberley books are for this time of year. (Do you know him and his popular how-to drawing books?)
Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Weirdos and Ten Little Beasties (made with his daughter, Rebecca) especially come to mind, but all of his books involve creatures of all kinds.
They’re perfect precursors to Halloween costumes and crafts!
And there’s a new one!
Make a Face with Ed Emberley (Ed Emberley on the Go!).
It’s published by Two Little Birds, which was created by Ed’s daughter Rebecca Emberley. The company donates a book for every book purchased! Two birds! (Check out their partner Bess the Book Bus.)
This one has Ed’s signature step by step drawing with shapes technique AND includes bonus pages at the back to draw feelings, create bookmarks, and faces with accompanying speech bubbles. It’s all SO MUCH FUN!
And if you’re the kind who hunkers down for winter with the sewing machine, there’s Ed Embereley fabric at Cloud 9!
In closing, I like the way Ed describes himself on his website:
“I am an old grandpa kind of guy.”
He’s pretty modest, don’t you think?!
Thanks to Myrick Marketing for images!
This Picture Book Life is giving away one copy of Make a Face with Ed Emberley (Ed Emberley on the Go!), courtesy of Two Little Birds.
The greatest news is that it’s an activity book! You can draw right on the pages! Woo hoo and good luck!
I’ll contact the randomly chosen winner by email for your mailing address.
(Open to U.S. only—sorry about that far flung international readers! Good luck!)