From School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Cute overload! These books combine a short, gentle story with step-by-step instructions for 11 drawings built up from easy shapes. A few sentences advance the story on one page, while the next shows readers how to draw a related object or character. Licensed characters (including Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob, and Dora) and others exhort young artists to draw sand castles, fish, pets, flowers, etc.-attainable goals that will increase confidence but will not necessarily encourage creativity. The clunky drawings and odd use of perspective probably won't bother children, but adults will notice. Good for early learners who have to be coaxed into even a modest amount of reading. α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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From the Publisher
The History of Walter T. Foster
More than 80 years ago, Mr. Walter T. Foster proved you can accomplish anything you can dream! Having painted signs, sold hog medicine, performed in a stage act -- and invented the postage-stamp vending machine -- Mr. Foster turned to publishing. The "how to" art books he wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, and shipped on his own soon grew in popularity, and Mr. Foster became well known for proving that anyone can learn to draw. Today the Walter Foster Publishing company carries on the tradition, developing books and kits that encourage creativity and spark imaginations.