Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

How to Draw 101 Funny People (How to Draw) Paperback – July 1, 2003

4.5 out of 5 stars 95 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$2.49 $0.01

Fun activities for the dog days of summer
Beware of the Witches
Scoobydoo Mad Libs
Dog Ate my Mad Libs
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: How To Draw 101...
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Top That Publishing US; Act Clr edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842297392
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842297391
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By SF VINE VOICE on February 27, 2009
Format: Paperback
I've been looking for a way to get my kids interested in drawing, I ordered the books (101 Monsters, 101 Funny People & 101 Animals) and pretended like I bought them for myself, my 6 year old son saw me drawing and asked what I was doing "oh, just learning to draw monsters" he called up his older brother and they asked me if they could try, "sure" they took the book and spent hours drawing that day.

I gave them one book each week to keep their interested, I started asking them to make their own stories using the books, they usually use all three to make a story.

This was really a great buy!
1 Comment 50 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The good: This is a fun drawing guide for kids (and adults, too) that shows, step-by-step, how to make simple, stylized outline drawings of 101 funny people, everything from artist to waiter, baby to granddad, burglar to sheriff. Several of these drawing books have kept the preschooler and teenager in our household entertained for hours; this one is a little challenging for the five-year old but still fun.

The details: For the most part, two funny people are featured per page. For each character, there are six frames showing how to make a simple outline drawing. The first frame shows the basic outline of the animal, of the head or hair; additional detail is added in each frame, and the sixth frame shows the completed drawing. For several of the characters, there are only four frames in the guide.

There is a wide variety of characters featured, including:

athletes (surfer, high jumper, weightlifter, skateboarder, tennis player, and all of the basics -- football, baseball, etc.)

musicians (conductor, African musician, opera singer)

health care professionals (doctor, nurse, dentist)

service professionals (mechanic, builder, teacher, baker, fireman . . . )

other professions (actor, cowboy, Flamenco dancer, judge, fisherman, scientist . . . )

historical figures (king, queen, pharoah, Greek scholar, Greek soldier, Roman emperor, Victorian lady . . . )

different nationalities (Arab, Chinese lady -- though she looks like a Japanese geisha to me -- , Eskimo)

The drawbacks: The characters appear in the book in random order -- the clown is next to the pharaoh, the chef and elf share a page. Organizing the characters alphabetically or in some other meaningful manner would be useful.
Read more ›
Comment 38 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I use this whole series in my Art Class to Elementary children. They love this extra activity. It builds their confidence that they can draw identifible things. They even take multiple instructions and create a whole picture. I ripped the book apart and laminated the pages into easy to use cards. Works great!
Comment 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Unlike most drawing books, this one starts at the head and goes down to the bottom, so it's easy to misjudge the proportions and have really short legs. The cartoons are not that great. I sent mine back. If you're expecting step-by-step, this is not it. Each photo advances about 10 steps. You have to guess what goes next.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My eight year old daughter loves this book and I love it as well. But it is too frustrating for my six year old son.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought it because my son like to draw but needed a few ideas that were easy to do on his own as opposed to copying. The books format allows kids (and adults) to really do some cute things with pictures.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By BJC on December 17, 2015
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Nice book with simple instructions and examples how to draw funny people .
It's a cute book , I bought it for my 7 year old Granddaughter . It would also
be appropriate for a boy . Depending on their skill I think it could be used by
a person maybe 5-12 . Or an adult, but I think I'd be a little insulted if someone
bought me one.not because I wouldn't use it , but because it's a little juvenile.
Even though that would be my ( people ) drawing skill.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My 5 year old has shown great artistic ability and loves to freeze the TV and draw what is on the screen. So I purchased this for a Christmas gift and she loves it! The pictures are broken down into about 8 steps with simple lines and shapes added to each frame. While she still struggles with facial features and hands, my daughter has really done some great drawings on her own using this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews