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Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book Make a World
Learn to draw the Ed Emberley way series

Text/Illustrated by Ed Emberley

     This 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.

The Book

Little, Brown and Company
April 2006
Nonfiction - Ages 4-8
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2006
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.
© 2006