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Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals [Paperback]

Ed Emberley
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April 5 2006 Ed Emberley Drawing Books
Using simple shapes, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of animals, including lions, frogs, mice, birds, dragons, and more! This classic book is packed with cool things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full entertainment.

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Ed Emberley is the Caldecott Award-winning author of the popular Drawing Book series, as well as the best-selling Go Away, Big Green Monster! He lives in Ipswich, MA.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, classic children's instruction book. July 29 2003
As a kid, I loved to draw, and I loved this book! The author provides simple, step-by-step pictorial guidelines easy enough for young children to follow: if they can read the instructions, they can draw the animals in the book. At each step, there is a basic instruction such as "make a green triangle" or "add two squiggly lines." The instructions are accompanied by both a drawing of whatever it is to be added and a drawing of the animal-in-progress as a whole. Not only is this book fun for children, it's great for book reports and other school projects. Even adults will appreciate the ease at which this book helps them to produce realistic-looking animals while also enjoying the author's humorous style. This favorite book of childhood has become a cherished adult possession.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible Nov. 27 2000
When I was in first grade, I had an art teacher who tried to show us how to draw using circles, lines, perspective, and so on, and I remember distinctly the experience of knowing that I could draw circles (and to an extent, straight lines) but there was no way I could put them together in a way that would look anything like the teacher's work.
This book was my salvation. Within these pages you'll find instructions on how to draw all kinds of creatures, from the lowly ant to an elaborate dragon, all by adding easy shapes (traingles, circles, linnes) one-at-a-time.
There is considerable truth in this book (and the author's others, which I unfortunately didn't discover until recently). How simplicity can communicate. How you can tackle something big by working in small steps. How you can make something you imagine come to like.
To this day I can take pleasure in drawing pictures, even though they're simple and I've never taken an art class since first grade, and I attribute a lot of that joy to this book. And nothing compares to giving a frustrated five-year-old an Emberly book and watching his face light up as he realizes that maybe he can make his drawings more than just scribbles.
This book (and the others) cannot be recommend too highly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Champion of Creativity May 30 2003
By A Customer
Those wretched art classes to which we were all subjected as children left me in daily agony - and of course wouldn't my older sister just have to be a spectacularly gifted artist. My mother took pity on my suffering and bought me this wonderful book when I was six. It was a balm to my artistic handicap and an immeasurable boost to my confidence when I finally drew the dragon! Looking back now, I believe that Mr. Emberley's books would benefit any child, whether naturally artistic or crying over watercolor class. In an era when children's imaginations are saturated with Disney and TV cartoon notions of art, Mr. Emberley can give them simple tools with which to carve a path back to their own creativity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Family Favorite! Jan. 19 2001
By A Customer
My children love all the Ed Emberley books. They discovered one at our local library and then found several at their school library. By the looks of these well-used library books, many families have shared the joy of drawing with Ed and each other! He makes it so simple that my 5-year-old can readily render this art; I think Ed made these books remembering his love for art when he was about 5. My 9 year old and my 5 year old also enjoy these books; we are getting our own copies today!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book that kids will love Oct. 30 2002
I too loved this book as a kid, as opposed to other art books, this is easy to follow. I was imersed in every one of his art books and my greatest accomplishment in the 2nd grade was drawing that dragon! It took hours.
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Ed Emberly's Drawing Book of Animals is a book that crosses age barriers. Whether you are a kindergarten student or an adult who has a phobia about drawing anything, with this book you can achieve success. I have used this book in my kindergarten classroom with great results. All my students thought they could draw anything and I found out by following the simple directions that I could too. I highly recommend this book as a gift to your young friends. Make it a complete gift with a pack of colored pens or pencils and a pad. Will keep them occupied for hours. It is good family fun for all to sit around the table and draw together. Even older kids quit feeling self conscious about their drawing and begin to enjoy creating a picture that looks like what they want it to look like. Now if you don't have any kids in mind don't let that stop you. If you know someone who does crafts, or needlework they will enjoy it too. Many ideas for decoration. Check out Ed Emberly's other titles too. Each book is based on the same principle of reducing all pictures into the basic shapes and lines we all can draw when we doodle. Ed makes your doodles into something else. Art!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS! Aug. 29 2001
Ed Emberlys books are wonderful. They break drawing down into the simplest parts and teach childre (and adults) how to have fun drawing. When you have fun and SUCCESS with the pictures (and you will!) you can only want to do more and the more you do the better you will get. These books are excellent... and fun. Some pictures are more simple and some books are simpler... this one is on the simpler side of mid level i would say... but it is a starter i would say... nothing very complecated. These books would be great to have in a class room... i cant say enough good about how much fun these books are!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Year old used this for days
I found this, and the other Ed Emberley's books I purchased to be beautifully unique compared to any other drawing books I've come across. My 4. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Luke Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource book for learning to draw
I bought these books for my nephew for Christmas, and although they didn't have the WOW factor of the iPod Touch he got from Santa, I thought they were just what I hoped they would... Read more
Published on Dec 31 2010 by Sandra Ogden
5.0 out of 5 stars Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals
Emberley's dedication of this book reads "For the boy I was, the book I could not find". I could not find a better description of this book if I tried! Read more
Published on March 10 2002 by Reilly
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun!
This book is a lot of fun for kids (and, I imagine, kids and their parents)--I remember it well from my childhood. Read more
Published on July 22 2000 by ADP
5.0 out of 5 stars Remembering throught my children
Having had this book as a child, my mother pulled it out for my children. My son has had a wonderful time creating some of the drawings, especially when we discovered some of my... Read more
Published on Feb. 22 2000 by Alan J. Hall, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars A childhood favorite!
I have searched fara nd wide for this book thatis so memorable in my childhood. Now an art teacher in a public high school, I think back to this fantastic book that helps art... Read more
Published on Dec 6 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Great inspiration for individualized party favors
It's a terrific book for the inexperienced drawer. I purchased this (and other Emberley books) for my 3 1/2 year old son and am enjoying learning to draw as much as he is. Read more
Published on June 18 1999
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