Cartoon-style boy-astronaut Doodle Tom and his sidekick Astrocat take kids on a doodle odyssey through space. Offers over 40 space-related topics, with each spread or double spread featuring info on that topic (i.e. planets, things in space, space travel, ETs, technology, etc.) and a related drawing activity. The space info is mostly factual and written in a kid-friendly manner; the drawing activities are more whimsical, though they do reference the topic in some respect. For example, kids are inspired to draw faces on moons, or the tail of a comet, or what a Martian might look like. The pages contain partially drawn figures and compositions to help kids get started, with plenty of room for them to invent their own drawings. Two pages of stickers add to the creative possibilities.
About the Author
Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise Gravel found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. She is the author and illustrator of "Jessie Elliot Is a Big Chicken". Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and is turned on by projects which can handle a good dose of eccentricity. She lives in Montreal.
Praise for Elise Gravel's A Visit to Dr. Bugspit:
"...this Balloon Toons entry will exert a strong draw on budding graphic novel fans as well as children fascinated by yucky stuff. Real visits to the doctor are rarely so hilarious." --Kirkus Reviews
Elise's Let's Draw and Doodle Together is featured in the gift shops of prestigious museums. Of equal importance, it's reprinting!