During the first few weeks of lockdown we discovered the Draw with Rob draw along videos with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. After that we tuned in weekly to draw with Rob and each week the kids would laugh as we said together “I draw, you draw, I draw, you draw” and then as we finished our drawing there was always somebody around the table who said “sign your name!” If you’ve done a draw along video with Rob before you’ll know exactly what I mean! We were also delighted to join him as we broke the Guinness World Record for the largest online art lesson.
Rob realised that the coronavirus pandemic quarantine period would find many children at home, so he was inspired to post the draw along videos. His belief that everyone with the help of simple instructions can learn to draw has proved correct because both my four year old and six year old created wonderful drawings every week.
This idea evolved into the Draw with Rob activity book, an amazing art activity book that includes colouring in, count and spot, draw along and even allows you to design your own creations. You’ll spot some familiar characters if you’ve read Rob’s books before, from Gregosaurus to Penguin Blue. There are even easy to tear out pages which makes it handy if you’d like to display your art.
Amy and Ethan have absolutely loved their time spent drawing in their activity books and I can recommend the Draw with Rob activity book as a great suggestion for the upcoming school holidays. If you love it as much as we do be sure to also keep an eye out for the Draw with Rob at Christmas activity book which will make a fantastic present to pop in your kid’s Christmas Eve box or for them to find under the Christmas tree.
Draw with Rob is available for a recommended retail price of R180.
Thanks to Jonathan Ball Publishers for sharing this awesome activity book with us.