Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Doodle All Year

Doodle All Year

Taro Gomi
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 4 and up
Chronicle Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0811860192

Have you ever been confronted with a blank page and have not known what to draw? You know that all you need is a little inspiration, a tiny nudge to set you off, but nothing comes to you. Well you need never have that problem again for help is at hand. For those times when inspiration refuses to present itself, you now have this book to get you going.

The book is divided up into four sections, one section for each season. With more than 365 pages available to draw on, you can be sure than you will have plenty to do throughout the year.

In spring you can draw some birds in a tree or give a little boy some friends to play with. You can draw people walking in a park and draw some hot air balloons floating above a town.

In the summer you can draw some surfers riding the waves, you can decorate some T-shirts, and you can have a water fight (on paper of course).

In the fall you can draw leaves falling off some trees and some boats on a lake. You can draw some people picking grapes and birds migrating.

Then in the winter you can draw animals hibernating and you can decorate a tree. You can draw a present you would like to get, and draw a sunrise on a New Year’s Day.

These are just a very few of the things that you will be able to do in this unique drawing and coloring book. Taro Gomi’s crayon drawings, suggestions, and ideas encourage the imagination and, not infrequently, give the funny bone a little tickle too.