A friend gave this book to me,
and before you are all, “Girl, please. That is a kid’s book and you are supposed to be a grown-up,” please to direct your attention to the subtitle, “An Art Activity Book for artists and dancers of all ages”
In your Face!
This book is totally age appropriate for thirty-five year olds!
This book is fun. Each spread has a sample drawing, and then a Mysterious Black Page facing it. Like this:
What is under that black layer?! Will it be rainbow or will it be metallic? Who knows?!?! So exciting!!!!!!!
So you take the little wooden stylus that comes with the book and start drawing, and the stylus makes a very satisfying scritch-scritch sound and it’s really fun and pretty similar to drawing with pen in that there is no erasing. This is probably good practice for the Adult Beginner who loves her some eraser.
The deets are: Scratch and Sketch Ballet by Mara Conlon illustrated by Martha Day Zschock, copyright 2010 Peter Pauper Press Inc.
And yes, the book is propped up on my baby’s butt in all of these pictures.
Mother Of The Year!!!!!!