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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Draw-Write-Now (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Barker Creek Pub (June 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963930745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963930743
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Compare and contrast the two Polar Regions, then look at each in depth. Study the Arctic, "The Land of the Midnight Sun", while drawing walruses, polar bears, and people with sled dogs. Then, look at Earth’s most unusual continent, Antarctica, its unique animals and its scientists. The series won the Teachers' Choice Award and is a regular recipient of Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards.

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I remember drawing the musk ox (in Book 4) in 1963, when I was a student in my mother's class. As we worked on our pictures, she talked about the defensive position musk oxen take against predators. The herd forms a circle with their horns pointed outward, while their young and weak stand safely in the center of the circle. This unique defensive position protected the herds successfully until Europeans and Asians introduced the gun to North America. Suddenly, the defensive stance made musk oxen vulnerable prey, bringing the herds close to extinction. In the early 1900s, concerned people were able to create laws to ban the use of guns on musk oxen, which has helped increase their numbers. My mother's lesson covered nature, history, and social studies. It was fascinating and intriguing. -- Kim Stitzer

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They have taught him to write and draw well!
E. Abel
This is a great book for lower elementary (the writing part) but can be easily adapted for older kids.
Christine Sather
My 6 yr. old daughter and I have tremendesly enjoyed this book together.
Brian

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By hermanw@1stsrce.com on December 2, 1998
Format: Paperback
My son (eight years old) (very good artist) ate this book up. He copied every page in just three days then he was mixing scenes. His drawings took on a superb quality that he had not reached before. The bonus is, he practices his handwriting while learning interesting facts that are good to know. We'll be buying each edition for Christmas for him.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian on September 26, 2001
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This is a special Thank you to the authors of this book. My 6 yr. old daughter and I have tremendesly enjoyed this book together. She is a great artist and loves to read. The drawing lessons both help to improve on her reading ability, while giving her great tools for drawing the beautiful and fun pictures displyed. We are both looking forward to more great "Draw Write Now" books.
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By Jeanee on April 24, 2014
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We have used book 1 in homeschooling for my 6 year old in addition to our handwriting program. You draw a picture of an animal or person and copy a few sentences about it. We ordered this book because we did a unit on Orcas. These books are wonderful though they obviously progress in difficulty so start with the first book if your child is younger. I will definitely be ordering books 2 and 3. Though my child can do many of them some of them are still a little tricky for her. We started when she was five. Might be better for 1st or 2nd grader. Book came quickly and was in great condition.
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My son had to pick a climate for Assn at project and he chose the artic. This had great pictures and illustrations. You could cut our the pictures our it teaches you how to draw. Great book!
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By Pat Radford on August 13, 2013
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I had bought one of these type books before and thought it had a lot of variety. The Polar Regions followed similar suit. This book was wonderful for K to grade 2 range.
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The Draw Write Now series is a fabulous way to get a reluctant writer to practice good letter formation. The technique concentrates on the movements of the hand needed for making legible letters by introducing the same movements in fun to follow drawing lessons. The drawing skills translate to handwriting skills which are practiced by writing informational sentences about the subject of the art lesson. For example, a drawing lesson on how to sketch a polar bear would accompany four short, informational sentences to copy about polar bears. I have used several books in this series now and they are all wonderful. I highly recommend them!
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