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Friday 1 November 2019

Review: Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make A World

Ed Emberley's more than 80 books for kids include picture books like Go Away, Big Green Monster!

He's also produced a series of drawing books, including this one, Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make A World. It sets out to show you easy it can be to create a world on paper with a few simple shapes.

The 32 pages are mostly comprised of a list of items accompanied by the step by step drawing process. And at the end are some examples of how you can use your new found skills (a comic strip, poster, games, etc).

Learn how to draw lots of different vehicles, animals, people in various poses, elements of buildings and their furniture; plus outside stuff like trees, bridges, and other parts of the landscape.

Each thing comes with a five to ten step diagram. These are separate shapes which progressively build the picture.

The horse, for example, starts with a rectangle, to which you add a triangle, then an upside-down V for the back legs, an II for the front legs, a swishy tail, pointy ears, mane and eyes.

Ed's approach to drawing is so simple and rewarding to try. I loved it! Kids of all ages will love creating recognisable drawings and building their world in this way.

Once you've worked your way through Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make A World, visit Ed's website for other drawing and activity downloads.

Title: Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make A World
Author/Illustrator: Ed Emberley
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, $15.99
Publication Date: 2007
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780316789721
For ages:  7+
Type: Activity book