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1-2-3 DRAW BABY ANIMALS

Author: Freddie Levin

Illustrator: Freddie Levin

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Publisher: Peel Productions, Inc., ©2006

Material: paperback

Summary: Inside this book you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to draw baby animals from puppies and kittens to tiger cubs and hippos. This is a guide book for drawing animals. This book uses pictures of hands to teach sign language.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 9 to 12

Age of Child: Shared with 5-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Our Kindergartner loves animals and drawing, but was quickly frustrated with this book. Instead of using it as a guide book, s/he would flip through the pages to see the completed animal babies and then name them.

Adult Reader Reaction: We'd have to agree with our child. While we found it easy to follow the directions and complete a drawing ourselves, we have the advantage of being able to read.

Pros: Parents and children can share time creating pictures together. The collection of potential drawings is quite broad, ranging from domesticated pets to wild animals.

Cons: Although the target audience includes 5-year-olds, parents need to help pre-readers understand the steps. Their perspectives are not sophisticated enough to see the changes via the visual illustrations; you need to read the instructions.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. You will definitely want to "test drive" the book to see if it meets your child's skill/reading level.

If You Liked This Book, Try: 1-2-3 DRAW HORSES; A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE   MY SNICKERDOODLE! DOODLE BOOK; CREATIVE WRITING AND DRAWING ADVENTURES   THE WINNER'S GROUP

Educational Themes: In addition to the fun of drawing, the diversity of the animal groups is such that you can use the workbook as a baseline for creating flash cards or illustrating original stories. Pick an animal baby and then do some more research in other books.

Notes: The publicist representing the author donated a copy of this book to the Reading Tub® for review consideration because we provide an independent, unbiased profiles. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: non-fiction - art, interactive learning

Date(s) Reviewed: June 2006

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews or reader feedback found at the time of this review.




                 

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