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.
About the Author
Anastasia Catris (Author, Illustrator) Anastasia Catris is the illustrator of the bestselling Colour Me Mindful series. Ana graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London with a BA Hons in English Literature and then travelled to the United States to pursue her passion for illustration by studying at The Kubert School of Comic and Cartoon Art. She returned to the UK in 2009, and has since worked for HarperCollins, Kerrang!, Fox, Marvel, DC and Cygnus Alpha: The Doctor Who Fanzine. Ana lives in Wales, United Kingdom, and is an advocate of art therapy.
Kevin Chandler lives next door to Bill the butcher - the meanest man in town. Bill's son, Dylan, bullies Kevin and his friend, Ben. One night, on his way home from Ben's house, Kevin sees Dylan going into the ramshackle garage behind the Butcher house and he thinks he hears a dog whimpering. The Butchers don't own a dog and everyone knows Dylan hurts dogs, so Kevin decides he must find out what's happening in that garage. He asks Ben to help him, and when his sister, Emma, finds out, she wants to help, too. Why does Dylan Butcher have a dog in his garage? Is it the missing dog Ben's father read about in the newspaper? How will the boys get into the locked garage to find out what's going on without Dylan or his mean father finding them? Recommended for ages 9 and up, and for anyone, young and old alike, who enjoys a good mystery.
A Million Dogs is designed for dog lovers of all ages - its humour and cuteness will appeal to both children and adults, providing an escape from hectic modern life to a relaxing world of quirkiness and imagination. Inside are 30 spreads of funny canines, decorated with stress-relieving Japanese patterns and motifs. Each illustration shows different dogs' adventures, and each dog is different.
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