The Children’s Book Review | September 23
Manga for the Beginner Kawaii, My Monster Bubblewriter Book and Photoplay! all seek to engage readers by providing prompts and tips to spark creativity.
By Christopher Hart
Manga for the Beginner Kawaii is chock full of cute and adorable Japanese characters. The book teaches readers how to draw this manga style with easy to follow steps and tips that break down the intricacies of this drawing technique. The colorful illustrations and whimsical characters, which range from sweet monsters to irresistible foods, are sure to appeal to all ages. The techniques are simple enough for school-aged children to follow.
All Ages | Watson-Guptill Publications | 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-0823006625
By Linda Scott
My Monster Bubblewriter Book is an activity book that teaches children how to draw creative hand lettering. The activities inspire writing and drawing and allow kids to use their imaginations while having lots of fun. The prompts and cues will spur along even the more reluctant writers. The book is geared toward school-aged children that are confident with writing their letters, but will be enjoyed by all ages.
All Ages | Laurence King Publishing | 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-1780671024
By M.J. Bronstein
Photoplay! Doodle. Design. Draw. takes an innovative approach to sparking readers’ imaginations. By pairing beautiful and whimsical photographs with clever prompts, readers are encouraged to use their imaginations to draw wonderful and sometimes wacky scenes and characters. Sure to engage all ages, this activity book is also lovely to look at!
All Ages | Chronicle Books | 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-1452123417
This list of “Activity Books: Drawing Tips and Techniques” was curated by Luisa LaFleur. Discover more articles on The Children’s Book Review tagged with Family Favorites, Anna Kang and Christopher Weyant.
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