This was a FAVORITE book of mine when I was a child. The author, Ed Emberley teaches how to draw creatures by combining simple shapes. This is a favorite station in my preschool. So much so- that my little one's have asked to take turns bringing this book home!
I am thinking about ripping the book apart and laminating the pages- so that more than one student can be at this station at a time. lol
So I thought, this would be a great gift for your budding artist.
(Even those kids who THINK they can't draw.) This book uses simple shapes, lines and squiggles and makes great drawings.
I like how this introduces the idea that all things can be broken down into simple shapes.
In a few months- instead of copying these drawings from this book, we are going to look at REAL images and try to find shapes so they can start drawing unique pictures.
But this is a great book to give confidence in their ability to draw!