From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Hart begins with a short chapter about how animals stand and walk. He then demonstrates, in three to four steps each, how to draw 45 different cartoon creations. For each figure, he starts with basic shapes and then adds increasing amounts of detail. His instructions show only line drawings and do not demonstrate how to shade or show texture, but do include a final colorized cartoon. The book is organized into topics, the largest of which is African animals; more than half of the creatures portrayed are well-known mammals, along with birds, reptiles, and sea creatures. This is a good choice for kids who want to learn to draw but are intimidated by the more detailed how-to books such as Lee J. Ames's Draw 50 Animals (Doubleday, 1985). It will also appeal to children who want to create cartoons. This promises to be a popular item.Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT
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About the Author
CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.