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Book Review:    Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos

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We own an aged, dog-eared copy of Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book--and it's a prized possession! Ed Emberley uses a step-by-step approach to teaching children how to draw sometimes odd, but always creative creatures, faces, and objects. Kids love his easy to understand books. 

This latest book arrives just in time for the Halloween season, although it can be used all year round--in fact, any time a child gets the desire to draw a weirdo! Monsters, witches, bats, skulls, even "King Congo", are illustrated from the very first base shape to satisfying completion. 

This title is a little more specialized than some of Emberley's other offerings, but kids interested in drawing pictures like the ones on the cover pictured above should enjoy this how-to manual.

Written and illustrated by Ed Emberley. This paperback is approximately $9 US.

Pros:
  • Drawing is illustrated one step at a time.
  • The pictures are appropriately "weird" and appealing.

 

Cons:
  • Multiple steps and somewhat complex drawings may frustrate children under 9.

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Published: October 2002 By: Little, Brown and Company Ages 9-up  
 

 

 
 

 

Our Rating:

B+

To Buy this book:

Buy Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos at Amazon.com

Reviewed September 2002   Comments? Email us.
 

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