Review: Wordtoons Turn Words Into Cartoons

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Invented by New Zealand cartoonist Wayne Logue, Wordtoons show kids how to turn a simple written word into a cartoon depicting that word. With the addition of just a few pencil lines,”dog” for instance, is transformed into a cartoon of a dog. Step by step instructions teach kids to turn words like robot, fruit, city, and lion into fun cartoons. In addition to the words, Logue includes lots of individual letters (though not the entire alphabet). Learn to turn ‘f’ into a flower or ‘m’ into monster.

Fun stuff, yes? But kids may even learn a thing or two with Wordtoons. One cardinal rule of success with Wordtoons? Neatness. Skip the rote handwriting practice and instead draw cartoons. Kids will love that. And no more mixing up ‘b’ and ‘d’ as they’re learning to write. Because ‘b’ is for bee and the cartoon just won’t work with a ‘d.’ Proper letter formation and letter recognition are important in crafting the cartoons.

The e-book is available for download at Wordtoons.com for $17.

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26 thoughts on “Review: Wordtoons Turn Words Into Cartoons

  1. Awesome stuff! There are two alphabet books too. One for lower case and one for upper case. I love playing with these as does my 9-year old niece and my man’s 10-year old son, both long past learning their ABCs.

  2. Awesome stuff! There are two alphabet books too. One for lower case and one for upper case. I love playing with these as does my 9-year old niece and my man’s 10-year old son, both long past learning their ABCs.

  3. Hi there great and marvelous Geekmoms ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s Wayne the Wordtoons guy here…so thrilled to see the review here ๐Ÿ™‚

    So I have just created a coupon for Geekmoms who would like to buy the ebook or the full premium learning pack of 7 ebooks @ $7 off for the next 7 days!

    Coupon Code: geekmom7

    Thanks Kris
    Cheers
    Wayne
    PS…5 Million is a LOT of lego!

  4. Hi there great and marvelous Geekmoms ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s Wayne the Wordtoons guy here…so thrilled to see the review here ๐Ÿ™‚

    So I have just created a coupon for Geekmoms who would like to buy the ebook or the full premium learning pack of 7 ebooks @ $7 off for the next 7 days!

    Coupon Code: geekmom7

    Thanks Kris
    Cheers
    Wayne
    PS…5 Million is a LOT of lego!

  5. Hi Sheryl…..absolutely adults can play, about as many adults draw Wordtoons as kids with Dr Rich Allen and Dr Danny Brassell presenting Wordtoons in their workshops to teachers around the world.

    I have two German backpackers staying with me at the moment and they are having a great time drawing them all!

    Glad to have struck you with an awe Ruth ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Sheryl…..absolutely adults can play, about as many adults draw Wordtoons as kids with Dr Rich Allen and Dr Danny Brassell presenting Wordtoons in their workshops to teachers around the world.

    I have two German backpackers staying with me at the moment and they are having a great time drawing them all!

    Glad to have struck you with an awe Ruth ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Thanks for sharing this–my kids love to draw (in fact they’re supposed to be in bed right now but they’re in their rooms drawing). I’ll have to show them this!

  8. Thanks for sharing this–my kids love to draw (in fact they’re supposed to be in bed right now but they’re in their rooms drawing). I’ll have to show them this!

  9. Hey wow…o cool to come across this post again and see such enthusiastic comments ๐Ÿ™‚

    For all that are interested the concept is evolving as you can see the latest word ‘ Photography’ turn into a cartoon. See the link above or jut look it up on the mighty Youtube.

  10. Hey wow…o cool to come across this post again and see such enthusiastic comments ๐Ÿ™‚

    For all that are interested the concept is evolving as you can see the latest word ‘ Photography’ turn into a cartoon. See the link above or jut look it up on the mighty Youtube.

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