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Pencil, Paper, Draw!®: Sharks Spiral-bound – March 4, 2008

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Series: Pencil, Paper, Draw!®
  • Spiral-bound: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (March 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402746792
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402746796
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10.1 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,322,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Steve Harpster has illustration credits on over 100 books for kids, and has created designs for a wide variety of product lines. In 2007, he won the Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Science Fiction for his work on Night of the Homework Zombies by Scott Nickel. Harpster visits schools all over the Midwest in person and also does live online school “visits” both nationally and internationally using Adobe Connect. Harpster lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife, son and two dogs. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Steve Harpster's love of drawing began in first grade and never stopped. Harpster has been fortunate enough to draw over 100 books for kids and his illustrations have appeared on everything from T-shirts to beach balls. Now Harpster is visiting school children and teaching them the joy of exploring creativity through drawing. Harpster lives in Clintonville, Ohio with his wife new baby and two wild dogs.

More of Harpsters work can be see at www.studioharpster.com

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on September 21, 2008
Format: Spiral-bound
If you want to keep an active bunch of kids quiet for a bit, simple give them something to draw with, some paper, scrap or new, and set them in a quite corner. For some reason children love to draw and it really does not matter what the subject is. It is though, nice to give them some direction from time to time and this wonderful little book is just the ticket.
The author, Steve Harpster has given us a spiral bound book of 63 pages with the most interesting and creative way to draw sharks I have ever seen. While the drawings are simple and can be handled by children quite young, they are amazingly realistic. If you simply follow his simple step by step lines and then different shades, you come up with some very realistic looking sharks. We have Bonnethead Sharks, reef Sharks, Great White Sharks, Blunt nose Sharks, Cookie Cutter Sharks, Goblin Sharks, Hammer Head Sharks and many more; in fact, there are 27 different species and depictions in all. Each picture is an action picture and anatomically correct.

It is nice for children to draw. It is even nicer when they can see obvious positive results from what they have created. When they use these simple instructions, they actually can see the shark develop before them and end up with a picture that is unmistakably a shark.

The book is in the form of a spiral note book and is quite sturdy and built for hard use. The lines are dark enough and clear enough and simple enough to even trace; if worse comes to worse. The end results is a shark that is quite easy to color if the child so desires.

This is one of a long series of books on drawing for children by this author, some of which include how to draw Animals, Cars and Trucks, Horses, Dinosaurs, Dogs, Pirates, Flowers and many others. Each is well done and each are created in a very child friendly format. I do like these little books!

Don Blankenship
The Ozarks
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Great book, easy step by step directions. Great for all ages and levels. Lots of variety and images. Very happy with this book.
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