Sunday, July 30, 2017

Non-Fiction Review: Just For Fun Drawing by Lise Herzog

Just for Fun Drawing:  
More than 100 fun and simple step-by-step projects
for learning the art of basic drawing
by Lise Herzog
160 pages
Published by Walter Foster Publishing

Review: Just for Fun Drawing by Lise Herzog is part of the Just for Fun series, and is a great how-to book for aspiring artists or any beginner wanting to learn how to draw.  Most of the book focuses on animals, but there are also sections on how to draw nature and people.  At the beginning of the book, Herzog discusses the different materials and tools to use for drawing -which I found very helpful.  The instructions were easy to follow and short, which is perfect for young kids and beginners.  Overall, a great resource for kids and adults who are either just learning to draw or would like to improve their skill.  Recommended for ages 5 and up!

*Received a DRC for an honest review.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖

Non-Fiction Review: Writing Radar by Jack Gantos

Writng Radar
By Jack Gantos
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

 224 Pages
(Available August 29, 2017)

Review: As a writing professor and published author of over 50 books, bestselling author Jack Gantos knows what he's talking about when it come to writing.  In this newest book, Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories, Gantos really gives valuable information on the best way to use a journal to find and  keep track of all the quirky, weird, and wonderful events of daily life.  While geared towards young children to teens, Writing Radar can be adaptable for adult writers too!  With lots of examples, stories from his own personal writing journey, and a breakdown of the writing process in a simplistic way, Writing Radar is an essential guide for any aspiring writer.  Recommended for grades 4 and up!

*Received a DRC for an honest review.

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