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Book review: Street Art Doodle Book: Outside the Lines compiled by Dave The Chimp

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We also received another book this week from Laurence King, one that’s slightly different to your standard book on street art. Dave The Chimp has compiled a doodle/colouring book containing over 256 pages of doodles and drawings from 75 street artists from around the world.

A message from Dave the Chimp:

Colouring books are boring! Grown-ups have no idea what us kids want to see and do. We know that painting and drawing and making things is FUN!

Luckily, some grown-ups never forget this, and that’s why they become artists, so that the fun of making and doing never stops! All the drawings in this book are made by artists that usually make their art in the street (sometimes called “Graffiti” or “Street” artists). They put art in places it’s not supposed to be, make art to make the world smile, like to have fun and don’t care about the rules. And they don’t care if you colour inside or outside of the lines.

So have fun with this book. Fill the pages with colour. Add your own drawings or copy the ones that are here. Cut them out and stick them on your bedroom walls. Help us to make this world a more colourful place.

I think this would work for kids and grown-ups alike, and as Dave says, outside the lines is fine.

Pick your copy up for £12.95 from Laurence King here

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