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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Draw-Write-Now (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Barker Creek Pub (August 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963930729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963930729
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Celebrate the wonders of autumn with lessons on pinecones, owls, squirrels and more. Developed by an elementary school teacher and co-authored by her daughter, each colorful lesson combines beginning drawing instruction with writing exercises. Children can complete the lessons successfully on their own, but the book is far more than just a drawing book. The lessons are easy to integrate into unit studies, to modify for language arts instruction, or as help in writing and illustrating reports. The series won the Teachers' Choice Award, is a regular recipient of Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards, and was selected one of the top new products at NSSEA Ed Expo 2001.

From the Author

When we began working on this book, Marie Hablitzel (my mother and co-author) showed me a lesson of how to draw a cluster of grapes by drawing rows of circles positioned like a stacked set of billiard balls. I had not seen this lesson in years and seeing it then, prompted me to flashback to a proud moment when I was seven-years-old.

Alone, using water from the wading pool, I made circles with my wet fingers on the sun-warmed surface of the cement patio in our backyard. My challenge was to draw four circles, the same size, in a row. This is difficult to draw freehand since it involves two tasks -- duplicating the size of a circle and keeping all the circles on a level line. On this hot day, my circles quickly evaporated into the dry air, so I repeatedly attempted to draw a perfect row. After mastering a decent row of circles, I proceeded to add a second row of circles nestled into the spaces between the circles in the first row. Many tries later, I got three rows of circles to line up correctly, creating a staggered pattern. The circles vanished, but I was glowing with pride!

Thirty years later, with Marie's simple drawing of grapes before me, I had something concrete as to why I was so passionate about my mother's lessons. Yes, my mother taught me to draw, but she also taught me to think, be observant, and pay attention to details - all the while filling my head with questions to ask or ponder. -- Kim Stitzer


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I really enjoy learning to draw, too!
colleen j brust
The kids love the step by step and I love how easy it is to guide them.
R. E. Myers
This series is one of my all time favorite homeschool finds!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Em on October 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
This series is one of my all time favorite homeschool finds! Simple step by step drawing and copy work. My 5 year old started book 1 in preschool. His drawings were adorable but pretty much unrecognizable. But, he persisted and now a year later is becoming quite the artist! Plus his handwriting is great now and I know that these helped him learn to read.
The best part about it is he LOVES to do it! It's a treat for him! Who knew handwriting could be fun!
We've got almost every book now. After he finishes a book, we pick out the best section or two and make his `own' book by gluing the drawings and copy-work onto construction paper and putting it all in a clear report folder. He's so proud!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 4, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book is a very good teacher for people of all ages. I like this book because it has step by step instructions to many pictures and drawings.
Natalie Perry
P.S I am doing this on my own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MomNMore on December 31, 2007
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I love this series for my English language learners. I teach content to 4th graders who are learning English and these books allow me to deliver the Social Studies curriculum at a reading level they can understand. I set it up as an independent work center and then review the pages with them as they compile them into a book. Wonderful even for my older students.
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By Kris Gavin on June 12, 2014
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This is part of my daughter's home school curriculum. She enjoys learning how to draw different things. I like that there are easy step-by-step instructions.
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My son loves to draw but doesn't love to write. Using these books gives him the opportunity to draw a picture then write a short passage about the drawing. He loves these books.
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My 5-year-old loves to write and draw. I like these books because they give simple explanations and include short sentences for them to practice their handwriting. My son likes to take these books and can follow the directions easily and draw them by himself. I'm even learning to draw!
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By Lacy OBrien on January 15, 2014
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my daughter has another one of these books as well and she really enjoys them. she is 7 and homeschooled, so i use this as her art time. we will definitely continue buying more in the series of these after she completes this one.
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