Thursday, 31 July 2014

Artcards: Fashion by Hennie Haworth (Children's, 9 years +, Activity Book, Sticker Book, 9/10E, semi short 'n' sweet review)

August 2014, Templar, 72 pages, Paperback (sort of!), Review copy

Summary from the press release (details not yet on Templar website)
The fun follow-up to ARTCARDS: Accessorize, Topshop and Urban Outfitters designer Haworth offers readers the chance to become fashion designers themselves.  With over 350 stickers and 16 unique artcards, you can create new styles, share creations with friends, colour in, draw and decorate. 

Nayuleska's thoughts
I was intrigued by the concept of creating outfits for figures on cards. The cards themselves are sturdy, with a brightly coloured backing. They are almost A4 size, so much bigger than postcards, but this makes them more fun! Each artcard has a theme, which you are free to follow or ignore. These include:
 dolls (think of a big brand of doll beginning with B), the seaside, glamping (not entirely sure what that is – think it’s a fashionable way of camping), fashionistas, dog walking, being on stage, having a tea party, feet (footwear is hugely important!), models, skiing, sleepovers.

I think there are more stickers than dolls, so you really should be able to find the perfect outfit, and create some more yourself. See what I did for the sleepover! I didn’t necessarily stick with the same style.

I didn’t 100% adore the style of clothes/models, and, to be honest, I wasn’t that keen on having not only girls but guys in the book too. Maybe it’s because I’m used to sticker books for younger children which pretty much only has girls (possibly a gender stereotyping thing but I’m not getting into that here). 

Find out more on Hennie's website.

Suggested read
For more fashion fun check out Sticker Dolly Dressing Fashion Designer Summer Collection (Children's, 7 years +, Sticker book, 8/10E)

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