The Ultimate Droodles Compendium - a fun & unique gift for a fun Dad!
With Father's Day approaching, many families are looking for a gift to get for Dad. If a unique gift is what you want, The Ultimate Droodles Compendium just may be what you're looking for!
The brainchild of Mad Libs co-creator Roger Price, Droodles were one of the biggest fads of the 1950's and have been described as "the ultimate dad jokes." Featuring over 350 hilarious Droodles -- from the most popular to the wonderfully obscure -- The Ultimate Droodles Compendium is the first and only full retrospective of Price and his creations.
“Cartoons and graphic novels are now high art, but it wasn't always that way,” shares Tallfellow Press publisher and president Claudia Sloan. “Droodles were pioneering in their use of drawings and illustration as timelessly funny ‘smart’ humor.” Roger's impact is confirmed in interviews with figures from comedy legend Carl Reiner to Mark Frauenfelder and Carla Sinclair, co-founders of the hit website Boing Boing.
“Hilarious as they are, Droodles have actually been used by scientists, psychologists, and even National Geographic as research and educational tools,” Sloan continues. “Because they're both simple and complex, they've been used to foster imagination and humor in kids and to prompt memory and cognitive skills in adults. The delight of Droodles is that there's something for everyone.” (Or as Roger's Mad Libs partner Leonard Stern put it: "The best thing about Droodles is that anyone can do them, and the worst thing is that everyone does.")
A one-of-a-kind collection of humor and history, Millennials and Baby Boomers alike are in for a treat with The Ultimate Droodles Compendium.
We were given a sample of The Ultimate Droodles Compendium in exchange for our review. Read below to see what we loved about it and where you can order a copy today!
What we loved about The Ultimate Droodles Compendium:
If you don't know what a Droodles are, they are best explained as follows- small silly drawings in a square box that "you don't understand until you ask, and then it's too late to wish you hadn't" which were created by the unpredictable and brilliant writer/comedian Roger Price (also the creater of Mad Libs) which quickly became one of the biggest fads of the 1950's.
The humor within The Ultimate Droodles Collection is timeless, classic silliness at its finest. Page after page gave us a giggle and we loved humorous descriptions of the Droodles.
We thought the Droodles in the "Secret Files of Roger Price" was especially fun to see, as they were taken from Roger Price's personal files and contain his hand-drawn notes and rough drafts - some of which were published and some never before published!
We thought The Ultimate Droodles Compendium was so fun that after we read it we sat down and had fun drawing Droodles with our own kiddos - and soon everyone was laughing at the silly creations we all were coming up with!
The Ultimate Droodles Compendium is a fun book that can be appreciated by all ages - we think your whole family will enjoy it like we did (and perhaps have fun drawing silly Droodles of your own together!)
You can purchase your own copy of The Ultimate Droodles Compendium on Amazon for less than $14!
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