Children's Book Review: Doodles Alphabet Coloring Fun by Setria James

Friday, February 25, 2011 Posted by Dina N

My daughter loves to draw and has always enjoyed coloring books. As a toddler, she mostly scribbled across the pages. Now she colors so precisely some of the pictures look as if they were printed that way. We've gone through tons of coloring books from the dollar store and sometimes I print out coloring pages I find online.

Doodles: Alphabet Coloring Fun by Setria James is not your average coloring book. It's printed on good quality acid-free paper and includes 26 coloring pages, one for each letter of the alphabet. The artist uses original doodles instead of stock illustrations. At the top of each page, the corresponding letter is printed in upper- and lowercase. There are two images for coloring on each page. The words are listed as well - from ape, apple and balloons to yarn, zipper and zucchinis. The pictures are large enough to make it easier for kids to color and remember. I love that the book combines the fun of coloring with an educational activity and helps kids practice their letters.

I would take the educational a step further by adding a line or two for kids to practice writing each letter. Or, you could give your child several pages of handwriting paper that would go along nicely with the coloring book. One thing that needs to be addressed is that on the W page, there is a lowercase "x" instead of a lowercase "w" - something my daughter noticed right away but younger kids may find confusing.

Doodles is published by AuthorHouse and is available for purchase at their website as well as on Amazon.com. In addition, you can print out some extra free coloring pages on the Doodles website.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm

3 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    Oh how cute.

  2. Setria James said...

    Thanks for the review. The book is currently being updated. Great eye!

    SJ

  3. moonsword said...

    Sounds like a great book for my nephew. Thanks for the tip about handwriting practice paper...the paper, the book and a pack of giant markers will make a great gift for him!

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