Doodlebug: My Book in Drawing and Writing
Moving is tough. Being the new kid in school is even tougher. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen “Dodo” Bussey’s family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. She got into trouble at her last school.
On the drive to their new home, her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move, the first days in a ne
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But 'Doodlebug' is just extraordinary. Doreen Bussey, aka DoDo, aka Doodlebug, chronicles her family's move from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and her adjustment to a new school, in handwritten text and hand-drawn pictures. Her wonderful and not-at-all weird family is...more
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What caught my attention first was the plot, namely the move they were making. Having gone through that move myself, though not with children and not as a child, I was hooked. The diary part also got my attention. When I was in high school I briefly kept a doodle diary.
Dodo was kicked out of school in LA, so her father takes a new job in San Francisco and the family make a big move. Dodo has the chance to start anew, and decides to be known as "Doodlebug." Will the f...more
Also, if you know the song Doodlebugs by Laurie Berkner, it'll be stuck in your head.
My only complaint, my eyes are getting too old to read the scrawled print and tiny sidebars. Oh, well, I'm not the target audience. Their eyes are better!
Dodo, aka "Doodlebug", is all over the pages of this book, a story told completely in her hand. We can actually follow her brain all over the page, and see the way her ADD mind works. But this is not a gimmick – Romano Young has a traditional, strong story and wonderful characters under all of the doodles.
Made me want to go find my Ed Emberly books!
The doodle format is sometimes hard to read, but I think that will depend on the age of the reader.
I really loved this book.