I have reviewed Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Weirdos before and I couldn’t pass up blogging about Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Halloween today. Ed Emberley is author to over eighty books and has received many awards including a Caldecott in 1967.
I love this book! It starts up with this simple intro, “If you can draw these simple shapes (triangle, circle square, half, circle, I, L, V, C), there’s a good chance that you will be able to draw at least most of the things in this book”; a witch riding a rocket, various spooky silhouettes, and a creepy haunted house are a few examples of the drawings that your child will be able to execute with this book.
The directions are easy to follow. Even if your child is not able to draw well, you will be pleasantly surprised with the quality of drawings that your child will churn out. Last year my kids were asked to draw a few farewell cards to friends moving out of town and this was always there “go to book” to decorate their cards. I don’t know about you guys, but Godzilla attacking a city does make me think, “Wow. I am really going to miss you! Come and visit soon!”
Buy any of Emberely’s books, give your children a roll of paper, a box of markers and you will have an hour of free time! I also love to give out his books for birthday gifts!