Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Draw your way to a younger brain: Dogs and Wolves

 Draw your way to a younger brain: Dogs and Wolves
Anastasia Catris

Misplacing your wallet, forgetting where you parked your car, or getting your friend's birthday wrong: these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. And such cognitive lapses don't just plague the elderly: the most common worry of people over 40 is memory loss.
A recent study by Newcastle University, featured on BBC news, showed that art therapy has greater benefits than puzzles and exercises when it comes to improving memory function. Engaging the brain in new and creative ways may be the key to a sharper 'younger' mind.
Helping to enhance your brain's cognitive function through art therapy techniques, this book contains 30 intricate line drawings of dogs and wolves, with space on the opposite page for you to copy the illustration and some helpful hints to start you off. There is also the opportunity to colour in and to create some of your own illustrations as you progress. Gradually becoming more challenging, every page will help to stimulate parts of the brain that are vital for memory retention. With this book you will draw your way to a younger brain.

This book is the prefect size to slip into your handbag while on the move, its got a mix of detailed drawings and more plain images for you to add your own decoration to.

This matches the other books in the series, as well as the previous series so sit beautifully together on your shelf. There are images on both sides of the paper, so I used blendable pencils to colour as I was unsure if it would take pen, the paper it of high quality and seems quite thick. I would say, unlike Catris' other colouring books, this is more of a drawing book for you to doodle and make the images your own. This is brilliant if you enjoy drawing, however if you are not confident with drawing you may struggle to get inspired although on most pages there are examples of what you could draw and on a few there are written suggestions. There is also space on most pages for you to add your own doodles to the pre drawn image if you wanted.

There is a good mix within this book of intricate images and slightly bolder/easier images so it is great for all audiences. Personally I go through different moods, sometimes I want something which will take me a while to complete, when other times I just want to complete something quickly and this book offers both of those.

I am so glad I had the opportunity to review this book and so pleased I can add it to my collection, this will give me hours of enjoyment. If you want a colouring book with a bit of a difference that allows you to get creative this is the book for you.

I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.


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