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Product Details

  • Paperback: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933502029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933502021
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.2 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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""Mr. Trudel is full of encouragement for keeping kids interested in what they are doing, so if you want to share a love of the craft, this is a very worthwhile way to do it."" --WoodCentral.com

About the Author

Robin Trudel is a computer consultant who writes articles for carving magazines and teaches woodcarving as a volunteer. He lives in Dracut, Massachusetts.

Customer Reviews

Excellent book for the beginners.
C. Custer
My son has really enjoyed looking at this book.
Laura Ellen Aldridge
Good, easy to follow instructions.
Lisa L.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By tony s. on November 15, 2013
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I bought this book as a present for my 8 year old grandson. I guess I should have read between the lines closer on the reviews. Some of them hinted that the book was not for young kids but I will tell you that it's not for young kids. About 3 or 4 projects he could probably do eventually but I doubt that he will be looking back at this "book for kids" when he's 17 or 18.
I'm an avid shopper on Amazon and I've given many good reviews on products but they were well deserved. That's why I think future shoppers for 8 year olds should know this book is more directed toward 12 to 18 year old kids.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Larry J. Brown on January 18, 2007
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Purchased to accompany a Christmas gift of a small pocket knife for a six-year old grandson who expressed an interest in whittling, Carving for Kids is written at the appropriate level, well illustrated and includes a suitable range of projects from simple to challenging. He immediately selected a project and went right to work on it.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 3, 2006
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Parents and their kids will find CARVING FOR KIDS: AN INTRODUCTION TO WOODCARVING an intriguing project guide holding eleven skill-building projects for kids ages 4-17. Not only does the author teach woodcarving as a volunteer: all four of his kids are carvers too: his book is packed with color photos and clear techniques.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By olddude on April 13, 2013
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Pros: The projects are good, age-appropriate projects. This has some good ideas for projects to do with younger kids through teen. It's not a bad introduction to carving for an adult either. The diagrams/photos are good and clear. The instructions are well written and easy to follow.

CON: The book is not for the child. It is for the adult to read to put together projects. (I guess I was expecting something the child would flip through and follow the directions with supervision). As the adult you'll have to make several of the tools yourself and probably practice the projects yourself before you can teach a child to do it. Lots of prep before you can get started.

I recommend this book only if you plan on investing a lot of your own time to make the projects happen and will take on carving as your own hobby as well.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By C. Custer on January 20, 2007
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Excellent book for the beginners. My 8 and 9 year olds loved it. This is a must have book for kids.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CY on May 14, 2013
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I was pleasantly surprised to view this book and see that it was a easy read for children as young as 8yrs.of age. My grandsons
were very excited to learn so much the book had to offer. Great illustrations!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By aloha on September 30, 2012
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i am an adult who wants to start carving. this book is very useful as an introduction for both children and adults who don't have someone to help them start.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 5, 2013
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Bought this book looking for ideas to help teach cub scouts whittling. Some of the projects are pretty simple but there are other books that do a better job of teaching step by step carving.
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More About the Author

Robin Edward Trudel is author of "Carving for Kids: An Introduction to Woodcarving" which has been recently translated into German as "Schnitzen für Kinder". Robin is also the author of "Easy Carving Projects for Kids"

Robin got his start in woodcarving when a co-worker gave him a carving knife and encouraged him to carve a mushroom. Shortly after completing his first piece, he discovered and joined the New England Wood Carvers (www.newc.org). His boundless enthusiasm soon found him volunteering for the organization and eventually serving as president for three years.

Robin has been a contributing author to Carving Magazine (www.carvingmagazine.com), the premier magazine for woodcarvers since it's inception. Invited to write an article on introducing carving to children, the result caught the eye of Linden publishing who has helped Robin to develop two books on woodcarving specifically for children.

Robin's Pine Tree Studios is on a hill covered with Pine and Hickory trees in Massachusetts, about a half mile from the New Hampshire border.

As the name suggests most of the his sculpture is created from Eastern White Pine as he has always enjoyed carving pine because of the aroma of the wood. There is something about the smell of the pine pitch that feels distinctly "New England".

The lumbermill is only a few minutes away from the studio. Walking among the tree trunks and fresh sawn lumber provides the inspiration for his work.

For more information on Robin and his work see his woodcarving blog http://pinetreestudios.livejournal.com