Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Dream Doodle Draw! Winter Wonderland

Dream Doodle Draw! Winter Wonderland

Sonali Fry
Illustrator:  Melinda Beck 
Drawing Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2014   ISBN: 978-1481416344

Put on your coat, wrap a scarf around your neck, pull on your boots and get ready because we are going to “enter a winter wonderland,” which can be found inside the covers of this book. 

   We begin by helping out some snowmen, who have no faces. All we have to do is doodle in some eyes, noses, and mouths and then we can color in the rest of the pictures if we want. On the next pages we encounter some more creatures who need our help. Mama and Papa bear are dressed in their night ware, ready to go into their cave to hibernate. Unfortunately, they seem to have lost Baby Bear. All we have to do to help out is to add a picture of Baby Bear to the scene.

   The next person we meet is a little boy who is “dreaming about something yummy.” His thought bubble is empty so we are invited to put a picture of our own favorite winter treat into the bubble.  Further on in the book we meet a mother reindeer who has lost her baby. We are asked to help her make her way through the maze to where her child is waiting.

   In the next spread some children are playing outside and it supposed to be snowing. There is only one problem; someone has forgotten to add snowflakes to the picture. We are asked to add the snowflakes so that the children can continue to have their winter fun.

   Children are going to enjoy going through this activity-packed book. There are pictures to complete and color in, mazes, puzzles, spot-the-difference pictures, and much more.