32-page paperback from the Usborne Playtime series is simple and
fun. Designed for young children, I Can Draw Animals gives
step-by-step instructions (through pictures and text) for drawing animals,
from lions and tigers to fish and frogs.
The cover art on this book is representative of the style of
the illustrations children are taught to draw. Starting with
outlines of each of the 16 featured animals, the book demonstrates
the steps kids can take to create appealing and friendly
illustrations. The animals are also shown in different poses so
that once kids have attempted the main illustrations, they can
challenge themselves to try their hand at drawing the animals in
Kids had a great time with this book. The results were
pleasing, but the best thing about the book was that it gave kids
just enough structure to feel confident to attempt their own
Some other books in the Usborne Playtime series include I
Can Draw People, I Can Fingerpaint, and I Can Crayon.
By Ray Gibson.