Ideas & Inspiration for The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue
Ever since he nearly drowned in the ocean three years earlier, 10-year-old Jack Peter Keenan has been deathly afraid to venture outdoors. Refusing to leave his home in a small coastal town in Maine, Jack Peter spends his time drawing monsters. When those drawings take on a life of their own, no one is safe from the terror they inspire.
Title-specific resources for your Book to Art Club:
Read Peter Straub's review at the Washington Post.
Explore the author's website.
Check out the post-it note drawings of monsters by Don Kenn.
Project ideas and inspiration on our Pinterest board for this title.
About the suggested projects:
Our project suggestion for this book is right there in the title: draw a monster! There's lots of great monster sketches and doodles out there to inspire you - if you don't want to tackle a whole sheet of paper with your drawing, try working on a smaller, disposable canvas like an index card or a post-it note a la Don Kenn (see link above).