Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!
by Mike Lowery
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 17 May 2016 | Archive Date 17 May 2016
Draw your way through the story!
Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! is a lighthearted fantasy where the reader first draws him- or herself into the story, and then continues by following prompts and adding more illustrations and doodles. Set in space, the book invites the reader to join Carl, a duck and member of a super-secret international group of explorers, on a journey in search of a very important grail-like object. The book is sturdy paper over board with beautiful cream paper—perfect for defacing! And by the end, the reader will have co-written a tale to return to again and again, and show off to family and friends.
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Average rating from 27 members
As soon as you open this book you'll discover you are not just a simple reader. You are actually the new recruit to go on a space mission with Carl the duck. So go grab a pencil because you'll have some doddle to do here. You'll need to do some paperwork, like fill a form and sign the Terms and Conditions of this book. This is an important mission. You are headed to the K-82 planet, the slugs planet, in order recover a jar with a secret content that was stolen by Sleezoog, the slimy ruler of the planet. You'll need to help Carl to solve many situations along the way, so don't put down your pencil! The idea of this book is really creative. The story is totally interactive. There are many spaces along its pages where the recruit is asked to draw and write as a way to be part of the mission. 5 stars! Looking forward to being part of more doodle adventures in the future!
This is a brilliant idea for a kids book and a great way for kids to not only get involved with the story but to show their own creativity and make it their own. The book has a great plot, that is funny and engaging, proving plenty of opportunities for kids to make choices and draw those choices into the book. My eight-year-old son would absolutely love this book and it is definitely one I will be purchasing for him in the future. Your child gets to play the part of a secret agent, coming up with solutions and drawing them into the book in order to complete their mission. Not only can kids have fun reading and interacting with this book, but they can show it off to their friends and compare. (Assuming, of course, their friend has the book, which I think if they didn't they soon would.) The illustrations already done in the book are great, not overly complex, so as to give your kid a complex, but ice simple yet brilliant illustrations that will amuse along with the story. I don't think there are many kids that wouldn't enjoy this book, unless I guess they absolutely loath drawing but I have yet to meet a child like that. I really can't recommend this book enough it's such a clever idea and a great way to get reluctant readers, to put down their computer controller and dive into a great book. A must buy, for every parent.
This is a really cool idea to get children totally involved in reading. Of course, it doesn't work in ebook form at all! The book is, in some ways, a do-it-yourself adventure, except that in this case, the adventure is laid out, and the reader has to illustrate it in places here and there, set aside for this very purpose. There are lots of pages for kids to draw on, and lots of different, weird and fun things to draw. I could imagine myself having a lot of fun with this were I of the right age. Maybe even were I not! The story is about space slugs - duh! - which are causing all kinds of mayhem. You, the reader, are thrown into this at the deep end because the actual agent who is supposed to take this job fails to show. Carl the duck(!) us your advisor, and if you think that's quackers, you're right, but at least he doesn't demand to be addressed as m'llard.... The question is, can you find the missing artifact? And what's in it? Why is it so important? Do you really want to know? There's one oddball adventure after another here, all crazy and fun. The slugs turn out not to be so bad, so it's nice to see a negotiated ending, and it's nice to see some slugs are helping Carl and the reader. I liked the story. It was fun, enticingly gross in places (it's slugs!), and interesting for the age group. It had lots of doodle opportunities and the doodles are a doddle. Apart from the word 'terribly' misspelled with an extra 'e' on P102, the text was good. I recommend this.
This was a really fun book. Its an excellent way to get children involved, for me this is more aimed towards boys, but I think some girls will like it too. The only downside for me would be that once its drawn on, you really wouldn't be using it that many more times as you have completed the story. Its very entertaining though, good to learn and for younger children 6-8 years to get involved. The story is fun and entertaining too.
One of my favorite reads this 2016 so far is the Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery. It was more than just a children's book. It's one's own handiwork. As soon as I opened it and turned to page 1, I knew I will be completely hooked. And I was. I love how it was super interactive that I am excited to see more, find more and draw some more. It was adorable enough that I would buy one myself as soon as it's published and even give some of my friends a copy. Personally, I think it's an amazing idea to entice children to read more books especially in the digital age we are living in right now. Like me, kids will definitely feel connected with the book and they are a part of something important: a mission. It will also help with the kids' creativity and imagination. Plus, they could even share it with their friends and they can enjoy a friendly comparison on how they created their story. It's a must-buy and I highly recommend it to all the moms, children, and kid-at-heart out there.
This book looks awesome. My only disappointment in receiving a digital copy was not being able to actually draw in the book as intended. This is perfect for young kids and I have an 8-year-old at home I know will love this! Going to pre-order as soon as I can.
Top Book of 2016 Pick! Ten Second Synopsis: You are the hero of the story and must save the day by drawing in the events! his book is pure, unadulterated FUN from the first page to the last. If you were a child who was always being roused at for doodling in books, then this tome will be a balm for your very soul. The idea behind this series of books - yes, a whole series! - is for the reader to co-create the story by adding to the illustrations at strategic points. From adding quirky characters to creating strategic escape hatches, the book guides the reader to draw their way out of danger and save the day! I was itching, just itching, to grab a pencil in my stony claw and start scribbling away to create my own unique narrative, but - alas! - I only received a digital review copy. What a tease! Your guide on this tour of doodle-y duty is a rather bossy duck, whose heart is nevertheless in the right place. Apart from all the fun of a book that requires you to be an integral part of the tale, the book is packed with hilarious, sometimes slapstick, sometimes dry humour (mostly instigated by the duck) just perfect for reluctant readers and subversive adults. I urge you to check out this series and leave copies of it lying in obvious places around your home or classroom. Then come back later and see if any of the copies are still where you left them!
Obsessed with this book! I love the illustrations, the narrative is just right for not only the age group of my students, (third grade), but this book would also be great for grades 2-6. I love the prompts that are given for what to draw. My reluctant readers are going to want to get their hands on this also, and I'm thrilled to come across a title that will get everyone excited! I can't wait for it to come out, because I know it's going to be a home run in my classroom.
Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! by Mike Lowery was an interactive read for middle grade readers. It is currently scheduled for release on May 17 2016.This is the first book in a lighthearted fantasy stories where the reader first draws him- or herself into the story, and then continues by following prompts and adding more illustrations and doodles. Set in space, the book invites the reader to join Carl, a duck and member of a super-secret international group of explorers, on a journey in search of a very important grail-like object; a jar with an artifact that's gone missing. Doodle Adventures is a fun book that I think my middle grade reader will absolutely love. The book often prompts readers to draw something that is absolutely necessary to the story, but leaves the exact content of the artwork up to the reader. There is some silly humor, plenty of action, and lots of fun. The illustrations that are already in the book, of Carl the Duck and the action, are fun and well done so that they catch the eye and ad to the story. However, they are also simple enough not to discourage the reader from adding their own ideas and artwork to the story. Readers that enjoy illustrated chapterbooks, graphic novels, and drawing will all enjoy this book. The only issue I can see is with readers that might not remember that library books and other books are not fill in the blank or for addition additional artwork too. However, I have faith that most parents that have children with that inclination will already know and handle the issue appropriately. Doodle Adventures is on pre-order for my son, and I think any reader that needs to feel fully involved in the story, or really loves to doodle, will adore this book. I think this will appeal to readers that like interaction with the story, silly humor, and fast paced stories. I think this would be a good pick for less confident or reluctant readers, as long as they know not to write in their other books.
The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! By Mike Lowery captured my interest and tempted my love doodling immediately. The book is for middle grade readers to actually draw themselves into the story. The prompts were an incredible way to get kids started on what to draw to put their own special creative thinking to work to make the story a part of themselves. This book would be great for kids that do not necessarily love to read because it literally brings them into the story and uses their input to complete the tale.I hope to see more books like this in the future. The book has a great plot and is a lot of fun. I received a free Ecopy to provide an honest opinion on and my only disappointment was that I could not open it in a program that would let me actually draw on it ! I am way older than middle school, but I wanted to draw ! Great engaging book I would recommend for all ages. I hope to see more like this from this author.
'Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!' by Mike Lowery is an interactive adventure starring the reader. It's pretty clever and I would have loved something like this when I was younger. You are the new recruit of the Doodle Agency and you've been approached by Carl the Duck who is your guide. You are tasked with defeating the giant space slugs. You will do this through doodling in the book. Carl will guide you with what to draw, from the luggage you need to the spaceship you will travel in. You will need to retrieve a missing artifact that the space slugs have taken. You will also need to assist Carl with things like drawing a key for him to open a door. It's a clever combination of book and activity book. The writing is humourous and the idea is pretty creative. Like I said, I would have loved this sort of thing when I was younger. I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Workman Publishing Company and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.