Another creative offering from Laurence King Publishing. My Crazy Inventions Sketchbook: 50 Awesome Drawing Activities for Young Inventors by Andrew Rae and Lisa Regan is a new doodle book that will speak to the imaginative everywhere. Illustrated with actual inventions, most of them wacky, the book is filled with fun facts and guided pages to encourage young minds to reach for the sky.
I love that the book suggests activities on almost every other page to engage kids and get them thinking and creating, it even gives them space on the page to continue the flow of ideas.
- Inventions Include: A dog-powered scooter with a double-canine harness; extendable spoons for reaching to the bottom of jars, floating sea-shoes with poles.
- Factoids Include: Tidbits about the invention M&Ms (invented during the Spanish Civil War); Post-it Notes, which was an accidental invention based on faulty glue.
- Prompted Pages Include: Draw a cool robot; design a camouflage suit; invent a brand-new candy; customize a new athletic shoe.
My Crazy Inventions Sketchbook retails for $15.95 and will be available on September 29th, 2015 (ISBN – 978 1 78067 611 1). For more information visit www.laurenceking.com.