Inkblot: Drip, Splat, and Squish Your Way to Creativity

inkblotWritten and Illustrated by Margaret Peot

This made me go out and get India Ink and start my own inkblot journal! I had no idea the history of this type of art, or even that it had a following. I look forward to the ink drying and trying my hand at this type of creative endeavor. The author did a nice job of sharing with the reader that the activity is just to be fun! There aren’t any rules to break.
Many readers will just be interested in the artwork, and others will take the time to read the text. That’s okay. The sections are done in a way that an interested reader could find the information s/he would like to read easily. For example, if you wanted to know how to make your own inkblots that is well spelled out. But the B.L. reading level of 3.0 may be at a different level than that of interested artists. At one point the author recommends getting an adult to help with an activity.

This might be a great resource book. It could be a fun book to think about ideas for your own inkblots. It encourages fun creative activities.

Let’s try it and post some inkblots on her web site!

Review by Cheryl Baker, Teacher, Mill Creek Elementary
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-8

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Inkblot: Drip, Splat, and Squish Your Way to Creativity
Written and Illustrated by Margaret Peot
Boyds Mills Press
56 pages
Release Date: March 1, 2011
ISBN: 9781590787205 (hardcover)

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