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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Review: Dog Loves Drawing

Dog Loves Drawing, written and illustrated by Louise Yates, is loads of doodling fun. Dog, who owns his own bookshop, is encouraged to embrace the world of drawing by his Aunt Dora. After setting up all of his art utensils, Dog is ready for a sketching adventure.

This metafictive book details Dog's journey as he himself becomes part of the story, along with his illustrations who take on a life of their own.

This is the sort of book that is so out of the box that it can't help but stimulate the imagination, and the sketches are super fun. There's no real moral here, apart from the importance of allowing yourself to embrace creative artistic freedom. That's more than enough of a message for me!

Dog Loves Drawing is fun to read over and over again and the illustrations are the sort that are exciting to look at every time.

Title: Dog Loves Drawing
Author/Illustrator: Louise Yates
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, $27.95 RRP
Publication Date: 18 September 2012
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375870675
For ages: 4 – 8
Type: Picture Book

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