Thursday, August 11, 2016

Doodle Lit - Review for Timberdoodle

To doodle or not to doodle - that is the question!  ~ Shakespeare

What a very fun doodle Doodle Lit book from Timberdoodle!  Do you know how very powerful the act of doodling can be?  Doodling can help you concentrate, be more productive, can keep you in the present moment, and can help to generate new ideas.

This Doodle Lit book has captured the art of doodling and brought it together with a love of classic literature! Completely brilliant! 

My Banana, who is a high school junior, has a great need for doodling.  She thinks best while creating some kind of art, or even by keeping her hands busy.  This book was just perfect for her. Any of my normal blog readers know that we have a deep love for classical literature around here and this book brings it all together! 

Some of the fun suggestions of things to doodle come from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - you might doodle Mr. Darcy's dog or design a ball gown. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet suggests doodling a masquerade ball mask or a simple rose (that by which any other name would smell as sweet!)  

We really enjoyed the witty humor interspersed throughout the book using famous quotes from the authors just slightly transposed to embrace the love of doodling! 

"Everything that I understand, I understand only because I doodle." Leo Tolstoy

"For the first time found what I can truly love - doodling."
Charlotte Bronte

"Everything is funny, if you can doodle it."
Lewis Carroll

"Doodling at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth."
Herman Melville

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my doodling." 
Mark Twain

"He doodles the fastest who doodles alone."
Rudyard Kipling

Here Banana doodled what Sherlock Holmes creaky metal gates might have looked like. 

She also doodled a hound from the night time sky in Sherlock..
Out of random circles she decided to doodle a caterpillar! 

Emily-Bronte's Wuthering Heights suggested doodling the trees in the moor during all the four seasons.  There are also historical footnotes about the authors which add interest. There are even some doodles from the authors themselves included in the book! 

From Tolstoy's War and Peace you can doodle some flowers into the vases on the ledge. 

You can doodle "the borogrove" nonsensical creatures from Lewis Carroll's famous Jabberwocky poem from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. My 5th/6th grade Boo will be memorizing Jabberwocky this school year so we will be incorporating lots of fun doodling into her memory time as well! 

You can even draw all of your possessions to fit on the raft from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn,

Doodle Lit can be found on our favorite curriculum providers Timberdoodle website and also is part of the 8th grade curriculum kit from Timberdoodle! 

I was sent this product to review as a member of Timberdoodle's blog team.  All opinions are strictly my own.