Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals Paperback – Apr 5 2006
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About the Author
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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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.
As an adult I found the book different and wasn't sure, however Ed's approach seemed extraordinarily appealing to my to boys who both enjoyed and learned from the book. Thanks Ed!
I would recommend this book to any child or adult who perhaps could learn from the techniques used to quickly sketch just about anything.
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Love this book so much!! It's the one I used when I was in the kindergarten! It reminds me my childhood~~~~~~Published 9 months ago by emmy Taylor
Super -- great companion for Picture Pie that shows all budding artists how to draw!Published 20 months ago by Isabel Loveluck
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 morePublished on Dec 31 2010 by Sandra Ogden
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 morePublished on March 10 2002 by Reilly