Since his appointment, Chris Riddell, the UKs new children's laureate, has wasted no time in shining a beautiful bright light on the pleasure and benefits gained from ... daily doodling.
With Chris encouraging us all, big and small, to doodle away the arrival of M. J. Bronstein's beautiful book, PhotoPlay!, filled with invitations to doodle, design and draw was perfect timing.
MJ Bronstein's book, Photoplay!, is a gorgeously thick activity book providing creative encouragement on each page to pick up a pencil and draw over the pages.
The main source of inspiration are Bronstein's wonderful photographs - who lives in that village? What is Gregory the gorilla protecting. What treausures are those children unearthing in the sand?
Bronstein's photography captures an inspiring range of architecture, animals and children in poses desiggned to spark your curiousrity and fire up the imagination.
Photoplay! is a great book to pick up and doodle in, to inspire verbal story telling - a great one to sneak in to the suitcase for holiday entertainment.