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Don’t miss this fun, inspirational book – Scavenger Art by Lexi Rees

Scavenger hunts are fun.

Drawing is fun.

Put them together for  SCAVENGER ART 

This unique art-based activity book includes 52 scavenger hunts designed to

 encourage curious minds
 spark creativity
 practise mindfulness
 develop drawing skills

Perfect for ages 6 to 12.

 

My Review:

This is a great book for inspiring children (and adults!) to be budding artists to look more closely at the world around them and encourage them to draw what they find. For each of the 52 hunts there is a grid with nine boxes in which the artist can draw the different things they find for each hunt. The hunts themselves are on different themes, including: my house, my stuff, outside, people, faces and nature. They are designed to spark curiosity and creativity whilst also giving time to practise mindfulness and to develop drawing skills. It is illustrated throughout by Molly O’Donoghue and she gives tips to help budding artists, too.

The wide range of hunts mean there are lots of opportunities to look more closely at the world around you and, although it is aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years of age, I think it is the sort of book that anyone could enjoy. It is a great way to step back, let the world and its troubles fade into the background and concentrate on the now and the world around you, noticing the little details that we’re often just too busy to see and appreciate. This is a book to encourage users to be detectives, searching, examining and exploring the world around them and recording their findings – a really fun book!

Thank you to the author for my copy of this book which I have enjoyed exploring and have reviewed honestly.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1913799042/

US –  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1913799042/

Author Bio

Lexi Rees was born in Scotland but now lives down south. She writes action-packed adventures brim full of witch-doctors, fortune-tellers, warriors and smugglers, combining elemental magic with hints of dystopia. She also writes fun activity books for children.

Her fantasy adventure, Eternal Seas, was awarded a “loved by” badge from LoveReading4Kids. The sequel, Wild Sky, is available now.

She’s passionate about developing a love of reading and writing in children and, as well as her Creative Writing Skills workbook, she has an active programme of school visits and other events, is a Book PenPal for three primary schools, and runs a free online #kidsclub and newsletter which includes book recommendations and creative writing activities.

In her spare time, she’s a keen crafter and spends a considerable amount of time trying not to fall off horses or boats.

Social Media Links – 

Website: https://lexirees.co.uk 

Twitter: @lexi_rees  or https://twitter.com/lexi_rees

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LexiAuthor/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/lexireesbooks/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lexi.rees/ 

One comment on “Don’t miss this fun, inspirational book – Scavenger Art by Lexi Rees

  1. Lexi Rees
    December 13, 2020

    Fantastic! I did hope it would appeal to a really broad age range – the idea of the small boxes was to develop fine motor skills for the younger kids, whilst I know I loved the detailed technical drawing aspects eg focusing on a piece of bark when I was doing my A level Art.

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