I asked my niece, Robin, to review the book Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Girls for me. This is what she had to say: My favorite thing about this book is the drawing prompts. I don’t actually draw very often, even though I enjoy it, so it was nice to have some new ideas for drawing. The jokes are terrible puns. When I say “terrible,” I don’t mean the jokes aren’t funny, I mean they make you groan. Overall, I like the book, but I think younger girls would like it more.
Robin is 15, so I kind of figured that the book might be a little young for her (as the suggested age range is 9-12), but I thought she would get a kick out of sharing some of the 200+ “groaners” with her family. And I hoped that she would enjoy the drawing and coloring part. Most of us don’t outgrow that interest, we simply don’t always find, make, or take the time to include art or creativity in our daily lives. This book gives your child partial drawings to complete and invites her to use her imagination and add her own embellishments to either fit with or take the image beyond the joke.
There is, of course, also a Pocket Doodles for Boys version. I really think either gender would enjoy either book. They are just full of a variety of good, clean, family-friendly jokes. The reasonable price makes it a great option for stocking stuffers, birthday gifts, and summertime boredom relievers. The convenient size of this paperback allows you to easily slip it into a purse, backpack, or seat back (on a road trip or for something to do on a long flight). Just don’t forget to take along some colored pencils or markers.
What a great break from the TV or computer. What a wonderful tool to encourage quiet time and creativity.
For more details on the book, here is the copy from the back cover:
A: This book!
Stuck in the car on a long trip? Bored out of your mind in a waiting room? Have a few minutes before bedtime? Then you have enough time to let your imagination run wild!
Laugh-Out-Loud Pocket Doodles for Girls lets you
· tell jokes that will have people laughing out loud
· complete hilarious doodles
· entertain everyone around you!
Rob Elliott is the author of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, More Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids, Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids, and Laugh-Out-Loud Doodles for Kids. He lives in West Michigan, where in his spare time he enjoys laughing out loud with his wife and five children. Learn more at http://www.laughoutloudjokesforkids.com.
Jonny Hawkins is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in over six hundred publications, including Reader’s Digest, Parade, the Saturday Evening Post, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, many page-a-day cartoon calendars, and Laugh-Out-Loud Doodles for Kids. He lives in Michigan with his wife, their three children, four cats, and a dog.