Follow the Line Book for Kids

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Follow the Line Book by Laura LjungkvistI have a fun new book hidden away in the closet called Follow the Line by Laura Ljungkvist. I bought it from Stubby Pencil Studio and love it!*

Follow the Line is attractive, creative, and interactive — a perfect combo — and I plan to give it to Maia for Christmas (so shhhh…).

The author/illustrator is from Sweden but now lives in the U.S. Check out her website to see her other cool books, including a couple of other Follow the Line books.

This Follow the Line book is interactive on a couple of different levels.

First, as the title suggests, there is one line that you can follow throughout the book, beginning on the cover and continuing across each page forming scenes of the city, cars, animals, and sky as it travels. Kids can follow the line with their fingers or just their eyes.


And I love how it illustrates for children how much you can do with line drawings.




Follow the Line is also a finding and counting book.


The text on each page asks readers to find and count things pictured such as seashells, smokestacks, windows, freckles, people with curly hair, and dragonflies. You can tell I’m excited about this book! I can’t wait to read it with Maia.

Do you have any favorite interactive books? You know I’m always looking for book recommendations!

*Stubby Pencil Studio no longer seems to be carrying this particular book, however you can see the other fun, artful books they sell here.

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  1. Julia A. says

    Jean saludos desde España! me ha gustado mucho visitar tu blog porque hay muchas actividades para poder hacer en el aula fomentando la creatividad en los niños, que es muy importante. byeeeeeee! :)
    Julia Aparicio

  2. Melania says

    Hello Jane, I’m Melania from Spain.
    Este blog me parece muy interesante porque tiene recursos muy prácticos,creativos e imaginativos.
    This blog seems very interesting because it has very practical resources, creative and imaginative.

  3. says

    I love this book. And her follow up. Follow the Line Through the House. I’m planning a bookmaking project based on the book on for February or March.

  4. Suzie12 says

    That looks like a great book to add to our wish list. Our new favorite is called The Dot by Peter H Reynolds.

  5. says

    Making “one line drawings” is one of the ideas I give to parents and kids to try the style of the great master, Paul Klee. Very fun! This book will add to the experience. I’m going to get a copy. Thanks for sharing!
    ~ MaryAnn Kohl