The Walter Foster Jr. Creative Team develops fun and imaginative books and kits for children of all ages. Encouraging learning and exploring, Walter Foster Jr. titles cover a wide range of subjects, including art, transportation, history, craft, gardening, and more.
Gr 3-5-Cute overload! These books combine a short, gentle story with step-by-step instructions for 11 drawings built up from easy shapes. A few sentences advance the story on one page, while the next shows readers how to draw a related object or character. Licensed characters (including Mickey Mouse, SpongeBob, and Dora) and others exhort young artists to draw sand castles, fish, pets, flowers, etc.-attainable goals that will increase confidence but will not necessarily encourage creativity. The clunky drawings and odd use of perspective probably won't bother children, but adults will notice. Good for early learners who have to be coaxed into even a modest amount of reading. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.