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Review: Step-by-Step Drawing Book

 Great book for young children and budding artists! Step-by-Step is exactly what it says. Each 2 page spread shows how to draw a different item. What is so nice about this book is that the drawings are very simple to follow. Something complicated would easily make a young student frustrated if their drawing doesn’t resemble the picture in the book. 

The book starts off very simple and another plus to this book is that some of the pictures even show how you can make different designs to help make your drawings more detailed. Our daughter loves this book because she loves to draw and all things art. There is a lot of extra space so that you can practice multiple times to prefect your drawing skills. 

Some of the things you can draw even have other pictures that go along with them. For example, there is a castle, Princess and dragon so your little artist ab draw a scene with them. That combined with the different ways you can draw the same picture can help your student make some elaborate drawings. This workbook is definitely high in my recommendation list. Fun, simple and engaging. A great addition for any art class for the younger children. 



I think the best part of this book is that the last few pages have a scene started and tells you what you can add to the scene. This allows the child to use their creative skills in a super fun way. If your student has never made a drawing with lots of items then these scenes can help them understand how to combine different components to make a truly outstanding masterpiece. I love when I can use an item in multiple ways. At least 1-2 times a week we paint; sometimes even more. With this art book our daughter is able to transfer those drawing skills into another art form. 

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  1. Thanks for showing some of the inside spreads -- so fun to peek inside!

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