Reviews for My Very Favorite Art Book : I Love to Draw Horses!

School Library Journal Reviews 2008 October

Gr 3-6-- This drawing guide presents basics (starting with circles) for beginning artists. Readers will discover a wealth of information as they sketch a variety of equine subjects in action or in various poses--grazing, lying down, walking, trotting, cantering, galloping, jumping, and rearing. An Arabian, a draft horse, Appaloosas, a Shetland, racehorses, and even a unicorn and winged horse are included. A few sentences of historical information about each type of horse informs youngsters beyond simple drawing instruction. How to draw foals and face markings and an explanation of typical horse colors complement an introductory illustrated spread that identifies the terminology needed to describe horse parts or tack. The accessible instructions are presented with finished, illustrated demonstrations in colored pen to create an easy-to-use and attractive how-to for young artists.--Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX

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