Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book Make a World
Learn to draw the Ed Emberley way series
Text/Illustrated by Ed Emberley
book from the "Learn to draw the Ed Emberley way" series took me
straight back to my school days. I always drew tiny stick-figure
style people in silly situations around the border of my school
papers. I would have loved having this book to inspire more possibilities,
with vehicles like car carriers and tractors and steam shovels;
ships from Vikings to submarines; planes, trains, and creatures
of all sorts. The book is crammed with teeny tiny masterpieces -
all based on simple shapes and all broken down for the young artist.
With so many drawing books so far above the skills of your average
kid, it’s wonderful to have this series with pictures that are achievable
by all. My six year old was thrilled with the pirate ship instructions
and was able to make a pirate birthday card for a friend. At the
back of the book, Emberly adds suggestions for things kids might
do with their doodles - comic strips, posters, books, and more.
NOTE: Reviewer Jan
Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of
stories and articles for the children's magazine market.