Jingle Jangle: My Beastly Book of Tangled Tinsel illustrated by Christine Roussey
"'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS..."
And Santa's reindeer were tired.
Just grab your markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, and tape.
Follow each instruction and let your imagination go!
Young artists and doodlers, puzzle lovers and decoration creators--come one and come all. Grab any supplies you have on hand--stickers, pom-poms, glitter, and all, and have at it! This is one book you can write in, draw in, glue stuff into, cut out pages from and hang them on your door--and in general just get your pent-up sillies out on.
Christine Roussey’s pastiche of puzzles and open-ended holiday art projects, My Beastly Book of Tangled Tinsel: 140 Ways to Doodle, Scribble, Color and Draw (Owl Kids Books, 2012), is great to have around for those odd hours during the holidays–long car rides, dreary afternoons, and waiting for guests to arrive when young fingers are itching for something to do that’s a little off the beaten track. The format is a handy, lap-sized paperback, with 8 1/2 x ll-inch pages, easily removable for duplication in case you have more than one little Christmas artist on board.
TIRED OF FIR TREES? FINISH DRAWING THE CHRISTMAS PALM TREE.
SICK OF SNOWMEN? DRAW A SNOW GOAT
Running out of ways to remind your parents that you have been nearly perfect all year?
DECORATE THIS SIGN [GOOD KID HERE] NICELY,
THEN CUT IT OUT AND STICK IT TO YOUR FRONT DOOR.
WERE YOU NICE THIS YEAR?
DRAW YOURSELF UNDER THIS HALO.
There are several unusual species of Christmas trees to decorate, packages to adorn, stationary for letters to Santa and a pattern to decorate, cut out, and glue to form your own envelope for that letter to the North Pole. There are connect-the-dot-puzzles to solve and color, Christmasy mazes to trace, and Santas to count, ornaments to color and hang on the tree, and a team of hippos to finish when Santa’s reindeer are too frazzled to fly, ... and a Santa who’s lost his trousers and needs a new pair, some turkeys to help escape from the oven, and a Santa who needs someone to draw him a cool motorbike.
This is handy book of 140 distinct options for the holidays, when kids are feeling creative and, well, energized!
And there is a final message from Santa to decode:
!RAEY TXEN UOY EES