Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!
written and illustrated by Mike Lowery
2016 (Workman Publishing)
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher
The book that you're holding in your hands right this second is different from any other book that you've ever held before.
I think somewhere in Hammurabi's Code or the Magna Carta it states that you can't write in a book. Well, it's 2016 and time to change the rules. You see, Carl the Duck needs you and your drawing skills right this minute. If you have a problem with writing in a book, then don't blame anyone but yourself when priceless artifacts don't return to this Earth due to the slime of space slugs. Ready for your mission? Put on your space suit which you'll have to draw and join Carl for a trip into deep space. In order to rescue the artifact from Sleezog the Space Slug, you'll have to have mad doodling skills. You may encounter a stay in Slug Soup or racing through a slug nursery, but with your drawing power, nothing will stop you from completing this mission as you create sketching solutions to cosmic conundrums.
Doodle Adventures is a humorous interactive trip through space where budding artists can use their imaginations to help retrieve a vital (to a certain duck) artifact. We often discuss how choice can improve our learning. This book gives students opportunities to make decisions regarding illustrations and plot lines. That's a big hook when you're trying to engage a reader. Add in a healthy dose of humor and you have a spacey delight. This is a unique concept that will have children turning pages at the speed of light.