Drawing sports figures

Trevor Cook, 1948-

Book - 2011

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Series
Drawing is fun!
Subjects
Published
New York : Gareth Stevens Pub c2011.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
32 p. : ill. (some col.)
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9781433950285
1433950286
9781433950742
143395074X
Main Author
Trevor Cook, 1948- (-)
Other Authors
Lisa Miles (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 1–3—This series covers some kid favorites and the pictures pop off its glossy pages, but it has no further appeal. The books start right in on the drawings, with no preamble. To the left of each spread is a picture of, for example, a standing parakeet, surrounded by facts: "A parakeet is a type of small parrot./This parakeet likes to eat seeds./Parakeets can be gray, blue, white, green, or yellow./He has four toes on each foot" (Pets and Farm Animals). Opposite are four illustrated steps for creating a line drawing of the creature, culminating in a cartoon version of it in flight, making one wonder why the preceding photograph was included. This formula becomes increasingly ridiculous when a real person, dressed as a zombie, holding a staff, etc., is the basis for a cartoon or manga counterpart. Furthermore, the final drawings are often too complicated to have been created using the recommended four-step process. [Page 94]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.