Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of 5 Steps to Drawing from Booklist on November 1, 2011

Cover: 5 Steps to Drawing Faces

Yes, kids like to draw pets and monsters, but they also enjoy drawing people now and then. This colorful guide to drawing faces opens with an introductory section that provides drawing tips and a list of tools to get started, and offers supportive advice like ‘everyone makes mistakes’ and ‘stay loose.’ Then, different spreads are devoted to drawing the specific features of eyes, nose, and mouth. The book then goes on to explain how to create various facial expressions: happy, sad, scared, and silly. The book concludes with a glossary and a short bibliography of books and websites. The inviting format and simple step-by-step instructions make this a good place for budding artists to begin.

—Ilene Cooper

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