First Drawings

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With the First Drawing series, aspiring artists will follow step-by-step instructions to turn simple shapes into fun creatures and objects! Each step is presented with easy-to-follow instructions. Each book also explores concepts such as color, contrast, and shading. Includes table of contents, glossary, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

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First Drawings (6 titles)
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Arts, Crafts & Makerspace
Copyright 2017
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Big Buddy Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2016-12-15
ISBN 9781680785180, 9781680798784
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 8.25
Lexile 0
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Reviewed
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

First Drawings - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

This series builds on subject interests to introduce young artists to elementary drawing practices. Each book offers five drawings to copy from basic geometric shapes. Kids will learn how to sketch guidelines, establish an outline, add details, create texture and shape using shading, and add color. Key vocabulary is repeated often in the simple sentences that accompany each drawn demonstration. Steps are arranged horizontally from left to right—no navigating up and down on the page, which is helpful for beginning readers. The drawing steps are attainable and logical, without too much of a gap between the preliminary steps and that all-important “Now finish your drawing” step, at which point, in many books, the drawing metamorphoses from a series of ovals and triangles to the Mona Lisa. Reading and art practice in one package; a fine selection for elementary schoolers.

Author: Katie Lajiness