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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Dover How to Draw
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (August 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486476774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486476773
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Barbara Soloff Levy has created over two dozen How to Draw guides for Dover, plus many other activity books. Since retiring from her job as an elementary school art teacher, she devotes much of her time thinking up new ideas for this popular series.

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The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
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I am an artist and found that this book will be exciting and interesting for kids wanting to learn how to draw.
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They are going to have lots of fun learning how to draw all of these fun animals!!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Matthew on September 28, 2012
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Very pleased with this book out of all of the others I considered. Thanks for the great reviews! This book has a simple 2-pages w/ plenty of blank doodling space and instructions for 29 different animals. It even colors the "draw this during this step" differently so you know what you're adding. Purchased as a gift for a 5-yr old, but I would venture to say it's best for 6+yr olds, depending on skill and dedication.

Includes: Rabbit, lamb, cow, fox, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, llama, pig, dog, bear, alligator, deer, elephant, cat, zebra, racoon, goat, mouse, tiger, horse, camel, squirrel, beaver, aardvark, gorilla, walrus, porcupine, skunk, and monkey!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Giuditta on October 30, 2013
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I had this delivered to my five-year-old niece the day after she broke her arm (on the playground on the first week of kindergarten). Fortunately, it was the non-dominant arm, and she was able to use her other arm to put this to use. A year ago, she told me sadly that she wasn't good at art, and this book and others have helped her to see that drawing, like everything else, is a matter of practice. We've spent many hours at the table, drawing from this book, and she loves to open it up, decide on an animal and create her own. Highly recommend this.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Cooper on January 9, 2012
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My two grandsons (4yrs & 5yrs) loved their books. The book is an easy to follow step-by-step book that gives the fundamentals of drawing with simple shapes. (Wish I had something like this when I was their age.)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 2, 2012
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I bought this book for my 5-year old for Christmas. She loves to draw and I thought this would be really fun for her. Well, her AND I have been drawing for days. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. My daughter has had good success with the pictures, but they are challenging enough to keep her trying to do better. We are both having a blast with this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K on January 1, 2012
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Easy to follow directions and my kids love it! They are going to have lots of fun learning how to draw all of these fun animals!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eileen on July 23, 2013
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My Grandson didn't care much about art at all and now after learning to draw with this book, he is enjoying art so much and is very proud that he can draw very well.

Thank you and I look forward to ordering more books from you!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katie on June 28, 2013
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If you are looking for an easy to follow way to teach your kids to draw basic stuff - these books are perfect. I bought my kids all of them (how to draw people, flowers, cars, princesses). The final drawings look nice.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AF on January 31, 2014
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I bought this for my 6 year old daughter for Christmas. She loves drawing and she loves animals, and this is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for her skill level. The animals are broken down into simple shapes, the steps are clear, and she can achieve satisfying results all on her own.

By contrast a relative sent my daughter a different, and vaguely similar step-by-step drawing book just prior to the holidays and frankly, it's terrible (it's not a title that I could find on Amazon). The steps are confusing and far too much is added to each step for a young child to follow.

Anyway, I'm very happy that this book has turned out to be fun for my daughter. Plus, learning to draw basic geometric shapes is very helpful with more advanced drawing as her skills grow.
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