Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Calligraphy for Kids Hardcover – April 1, 2004


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$78.55 $20.93

"Click, Clack, Peep!"
Doreen Cronin is outdoing her Caldecott Honor Book award–winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type with Click, Clack, Peep! which follows the adventures of an overly ebullient baby duck. Learn more about Doreen Cronin
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
Beyond Parental Controls
Try this book and get unlimited access to thousands of kid-safe books, apps and videos, for one low price, with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited. Get started for free. Learn more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 14 years
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (April 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402706642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402706646
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,695,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Gr. 6-12. Winters' excellent, clearly explained guide to calligraphy begins with a survey of materials, a glossary, and suggestions on posture and pen and paper positions. Succinct chapters showing how to create a variety of alphabets follow. Winters, an art professor and calligraphist, folds fascinating history into her expert instructions. Her clean layouts showcase beautifully rendered examples and practical exercises, and appended worksheets can be copied for experiments. Final chapters that present ideas for creating handmade projects will be a hit with many young artists. An unusual, handsome resource that adults may want, too. Gillian Engberg
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Review

"[An] accessible how-to." - Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

It is easy to follow.
LucindaTN
We're learning together, I highly recommend this book.
frank
My ten year old daughter loves this book.
HopeSprouts

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Patricia M. Barrett on January 7, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've been doing calligraphy for years and lately I've taught some classes to interested beginners at a local art center and to my 9 year-old granddaughter. I find this book to be one of the best to use as a guide. It has everything a beginner needs to know ...with clear and concise instructions.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By H. Sutcliffe on March 15, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this for my 8 yr old, (who is admittedly a fantastic reader, well above her grade level, so you'll have to be the judge of your child's ability) she loves it! It is well organized and the language is simple without talking down to the kids, so an adult just beginning can learn a lot from this book, too. It's recommended for grades 4 and up, but my daughter is grade 2 and does fine with it.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
41 of 47 people found the following review helpful By frank on May 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I love this book and so does my daughter! There are so many wonderful ideas and everything is so simple to do. We're learning together, I highly recommend this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By LucindaTN on December 24, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I will be teaching calligraphy to students in 2nd - 8th grade this summer and this will be the book I use with them. It is easy to follow. It has levels of difficulty, sheets to follow and can be bought at a reasonable price.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Buttchops on October 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I gave this book to my 14 year old grandson for his birthday, among other books. It has some good examples of different styles of calligraphy for him to practice. I'm a retired art teacher and like it better than the books we used in class. Quick delivery. A+++
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S.K. Wells on June 2, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Though written for kids, I believe that adults will also find this book helpful. It does not talk down to you, and it gives clear and easy to understand information and directions. Because I had some practice in calligraphy before I began using this book (and because I'm impatient), I do not take it as slowly as the book suggests. I also do not bother with the guide sheets, but whether you do or not depends on how perfect you want your writing to be. Part of the reason I don't use the guide sheets is because I already have a calligraphy marker, and it is not the correct size for the sheets. However, they might be helpful (I wouldn't know, I've never used them :D). I also do not think it is necessary to switch to an actual calligraphy pen; at least, not right away. The markers work just fine, and are less messy. Other than this, the book is very helpful, and, as I said before, easy to follow.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kari on September 8, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I looked at several books in craft stores and this one was my favorite. The directions are clear, and the illustrations are attractive. It would be best for children age 10 - 14. Younger kids would need more help to understand how to form the letters, and would be using the books mostly for the illustrations, but an older child could learn how to make some nice work, even without help. Several alphabets are illustrated.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ezra_NYC on May 13, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent calligraphy primer. Covers everything the newbie needs to know, and then some. Highly recommended for children in second grade (7 years+). Works well when done in projects with a parent. Very good intro for the adult beginner as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.