When kids write... they read.
Adventures in Cartooning is a great book that teaches kids how to do their own cartoons.
And they don't have to be great at drawing, either.
The book uses an engaging story line to take the reader through the process of building their own cartoon.
Before they even realize it, they've learned how to create a logical story line, use panels, and add thought bubbles, movement lines and all those other useful cartoon gimmicks.
My son got drawn into the story, which is about an elf who teaches a knight about cartooning, as the knight searches for a dragon to slay. Before long, he ran downstairs to show us his own cartoon.
Learning and he didn't even realize he was learning. Ya gotta love it.
Here's an online preview of the book to get you hooked. Hey, that rhymes. Thanks, Boingboing.net for the heads-up on this one.