When I first got my hands on the open-ended coloring book Fotoplay! back in 2012, I fell in love with the way photographer M. J. Bronstein used her snapshots as prompts, encouraging kids to draw all over them to create their own personal masterpiece. Her new coloring book, PhotoPlay!: Doodle. Design. Draw. is just as cool, and with more than double the pages to keep kids engaged for a good long time on a road trip or a rainy day.
Every page in PhotoPlay! features an interesting black-and-white photograph with a prompt or idea for how to finish the picture, like Jesse and Puffy are watching an alien or These chairs are perfect. For whom? It’s up to the child to draw the rest. There is a ton of diversity in the animals and children featured in the action shots, and variety in the still-life photographs, too. This means vases that need flowers from another planet, or a cake stand that needs to be topped with a treat for a penguin.
Along with the book itself, I love how M.J. Bronstein is using her images to
You’ll find PhotoPlay! Doodle. Design. Draw., the open-ended photography coloring book, at our affiliate Amazon. And grab a few free printable coloring pages from Chronicle Books.