I recently came across Draw Me a House, an interactive book that is perfect for budding architects, style enthusiasts and design buffs.
Little M and I are having a lot of fun with this book. Although it is billed as a coloring book, I find that it offers so much more for both kids and adults. Each page presents an opportunity to draw, color, create and design on paper. Author Thibaud Herem, a French-born illustrator based in London, has filled the pages with his wonderful sketches and also includes pithy educational facts throughout the book. I love that he encourages children to use their imagination and creativity. The scenes Herem presents range from yurts to skyscrapers and from Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpieces to seesaws on a playground. In short, there’s something for everyone!
So far, Little M and I have drawn a new top for the Chrysler building, colored in door knockers and houseboats, and sketched our ideal version of a treehouse and our dream tent.
The pages are sturdy enough to withstand our frequent erasing (me) and vigorous crayon use (Little M) and there are lots of blank spaces for us to add our interpretations of design and architecture. You can buy your copy here.