We are going to be sitting down and working our way through the pages, but for now just simply sitting down and reading it make us both smile. My lad thought that perhaps I could use this book to do a co-op art class. It would just be fun to do we thought. (we'll see what the fall months bring us).
Cleverly illustrated with a down to earth personal voice, Elwood draws you into his world of Funny Bone Art. He explains that ANYONE can do funny bone art and it looks different to anyone who does it. Your art won't look like mine and my art won't look like yours. It's just a matter of expressing yourself however you do that.
Every artist has their own voice.
He goes on to encourage people to use whatever they have around them to draw funny pictures. Make a pig with a hat, a letter that talks, a couch that is furry or whatever strikes your fancy. You could even do a dog and a pig fishing while wearing funny hats and catching capital letters. :)
The point is .... have fun expressing your voice in your own way.
The last couple of pages in the book give the reader an opportunity to do their own art along with Elwood.
The pig on the last page caused both me and my son to laugh out loud. "I liked that pig mom, he was funny".
Get this book. Laugh with your child. Explore your artistic funny bone and have fun.
Received: Hard cover art picture book
Title: How to Draw with Your Funny Bone
Author: Elwood H. Smith
Publisher: Creative Editions
Ages: 6-8 (though my nine year old laughed and liked it alot)
Link: Get it Here.
Reviewed for : Raincoast books.