Mega Mash-Up: Robots v Gorillas in the Desert

Publisher: Nosy Crow

‘Draw your own adventure’ proclaims the front cover, and that’s just what readers are invited to do, with instructions on drawing tools (pencil, crayon, pen etc) and techniques.

Readers/drawers are encouraged to examine the textures which can fill their outline sketches, with a glossary of visual ideas to help stimulate ideas.

This is an engaging text, which tells a funny story, within pages of anarchic illustration, with the all-important detail in many images to be supplied by the reader. There’s a plentiful use of adjectives and adverbs to encourage future writing, and the use of many different fonts to echo the messages in the text. This is great fun, likely to engage and encourage boys to write and illustrate.

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