When it's time to work up another batch of Bookie Woogie reviews, the kids and I pile onto the couch with 2 to 4 choice books at a time. Once we're all "reviewed out" we start the Drawing Party. We head to the kitchen table, spread out the books for inspiration, and whip up some Fan Art. Dad included. It's a blast! A whirlwind of paints and crayons and pencils.
Even though I make pictures along with the kids each time, I only post the kids' Fan Art with the reviews. I want to make sure the emphasis of Bookie Woogie stays on children's responses to children's books. There's a lot of behind the scenes work on my part, but I truly see this as the kids' blog. A first time visitor even has to do a bit of hunting just to find out who "Z-Dad" really is.
However, the kids have bugged me many, many times over the years to post my drawings alongside theirs. And the last time they asked, it dawned on me that I could work up a separate post as a place to share some of my Fan Art. So here it is!
Don't worry, you're not going to see drawings from all 78 reviews so far -- I've just singled out a few highlights. I've also included links back to the kids' original reviews if you want to revisit them. And why not give it a try yourself? Grab your kids! Grab a book! Make some Fan Art!
Shadow: Review #78
If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now: Review #59
Millie's Marvellous Hat: Review #58
The Cuckoo's Haiku: Review #56
The Lion and the Mouse: Review #54
Who Needs Donuts: Review #49
The Arrival: Review #37
Scribble: Review #31
A Curious Collection of Cats: Review #30
Babymouse: Review #25
Jazzmatazz: Review #21
Inkheart: Review #12
Hush Little Dragon: Review #11
***Update: I've decided to keep adding to this post from time to time. Here is some additional Fan Art I made with the kids...
A Book: Review #19
The Cinder-Eyed Cats: Review #63
Mirror: Review #74
A Pet for Petunia: Review #87
Fairly Fairy Tales: Review #90
Zita the Spacegirl: Review #92
Bone: Review #93
The Terrible Hodag: Interview #11
The Watcher: Review #105
Creepy Monsters Sleepy Monsters: Interview #12
Blue Chicken: Review #111
The Hobbit: Review #114