The Shapes, Lines and Dots Series

Cartooning, Creativity and Wellbeing for Kids

Volume One: Cartooning, Creativity and Wellbeing for Kids 
Volume Two: Dragons, Dinosaurs and Other Incredible Creatures 
Volume Three: Amazing Animals from Around the World

This is not your typical “how to draw” book series for kids.

Shapes, Lines and Dots is about creativity and wellbeing. Being creative has a long list of well documented health benefits. It provides an outlet for emotions, enhances concentration, and improves both stress management and confidence. Shapes, Lines and Dots provides an opportunity for your child to explore their creativity and contribute to their own wellbeing at the same time.

Shapes, Lines and Dots also teaches mindful techniques. Mindfulness has been shown to contribute to good mental health in children. The exercises at the end of each chapter include an element of mindfulness, encouraging your child to observe keenly the world around them and record what they see. To get the most out of the mindful elements of this book, ensure all devices are switched off so your child is not distracted from the act of observing and creating.

Shapes, Lines and Dots is not about producing art with a capital ‘A’ and you don’t need to be “artistic” to benefit from this book. It is all about the process of making something that wasn’t there before; putting marks on paper and seeing characters come to life. It’s fun, it benefits your child, and it’s an activity that you can do together.

Order the set by visiting the shop.

About the Author

Matt Glover has been a freelance cartoonist for over twenty years and also runs a private counselling practice in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs. He travels to schools and organisations around the country, running his cartooning, creativity and wellbeing workshop

To order:
1300 38 50 20

Please contact Matt directly for book store orders, art shop orders or class sets.