62nd out of 112 books — 43 voters
Doodles: A Really Giant Coloring and Doodling Book
by Tarō Gomi
Renowned children's book illustrator Taro Gomi invites kids of all ages to not only color, but also draw, imagine, and create. Unfinished pictures and intriguing prompts foster children's powers of visualization, and at nearly 400 pages, this book provides plenty of room to stretch the imagination.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 4th 2006 by Chronicle Books
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Jan 23, 2010 Trish rated it 5 of 5 stars
It is one thing to be creative sitting in your room with a blank piece of paper, and it is another to be stimulated to thought by the beginnings of doodles given one by Taro Gomi. I simply adore the spur to creative thought that Taro Gomi gives us. It was the first doodling book I came across, and it remains the best I've seen. There are a slew of other doodling books out there now, but this remains the classic. Not so fine as to stump a "naive" artist, and not so complete as to stymie a creativ...more
Jan 15, 2008 ZZ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children who love to draw.
Recommended to ZZ by: My papa.
This is the best book! My parents got it at Barnes & Noble before we drove to North Carolina...it is like a coloring book but way better. It encourages my creativity and helps me to draw and be very clever in my art work. It was kind of expensive ($20.00) but my parents think it was worth it and they will get me a new Doodles book if they make a second volume.