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I Can Draw People (Usborne Playtime) Paperback – January, 2000

4.8 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Series: Usborne Playtime
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Pub Ltd (January 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074603704X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0746037041
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 1, 2000
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Even young budding artists can learn to draw with this simple and colorful book. Easy, step-by-step instruction and vivid crayon and marker illustrations are enticing to young children. This was a great tool for my 6-year-old daughter who loves to draw, as she could easily complete the drawings in the book. I highly recommend this one for beginners!
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The wonderful , colorful illustrations inspire children in an easy step by step non-intimidating way. Even the 5th graders at the school I teach art at love this book and so do I.
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My almost 6 year old daughter enjoys this book. It's fairly basic, and not a large book (about 30 pages). It has the following people that can be drawn:

workman, angel, giant, pirate, queen/king, ballerina, soccer player, scuba diver, astronaut, parachutist, skier, ice skater, cowboy, horse and rider, and a page for making faces with different emotions (sad, angry, etc.)
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This book is great! Very cute to look at, easy to follow, and the colorful, fun pictures are wonderful. We have this for my son, but all of his friends (girls and boys, 6 years old) want to draw everything on every page and they can do it very well. Steps are simple to master for ages as young as 4, and the book helps build confidence because the kids can really draw what is shown. Variations are easy too. We love it. Great gift idea!
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This book says it will teach you to draw people, and it will. The quality of the drawing however, leaves something to be desired. The drawings taught are not even close to realistic, and the techniques/practices are the type that will just teach your child bad habits if they ever want to pursue drawing more seriously. This book teaches you to draw stereotypically "kid style" drawings/people. Incredibly disappointed overall.
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I like this book because it shows the characters in a couple of different positions and with a background, so it gives the child an idea for a drawing that they can build on. Plus it's a little more advanced than children's drawings, but not in a different world like many of the how-to-draw books, so it fits in well with what an eight-year-old might draw naturally. There are eleven two page spreads: workman, angel, giant, pirate, queen and king, ballerina, soccer player, scuba diver, astronaut, parachutist, skier, ice skater and cowboy, then two pages of faces and three for a horse and rider.
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Our 5-year-old granddaughter was thrilled to receive this at Christmas, and it was one of the first gifts she "played" with. She immediately began copying the artistic techniques in this simple, interesting book.
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My 5-year-old came home from preschool one day with an incredibly realistic drawing of a girl on horse. Up until them, her drawings were stick figures, so I said, "Who drew this?" thinking it was from a friend. Nope. Her school had this book, and she got interested and starting drawing like crazy - figure skaters (complete with hair flowing in the breeze), pirates, and lots of people on horses. Once she got the basic principles, she was able to apply them to drawings of her own imagination. When I compare her drawings from before this book to those after, I can't believe it. And she is so proud.
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