Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Halloween

Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Halloween

Ed Emberley
Nonfiction Drawing Book
For ages 5 and up
Little Brown, 2006   ISBN: 978-0316789776

Halloween will soon be here and wouldn't it be wonderful to be able make your own Halloween cards, posters, and friezes?Well, with this book in hand, drawing all kinds of creepy and scary Halloween characters and scenes will be a snap. All you need to be able to do is to be able to draw lines, curves, and simple shapes.

Ed Emberley begins by showing young artists how to draw a variety of creepy skeletons. Then there is a ghost train, a headless horseman, monsters, little devils, witches of various kinds, spiders, bats, and black cats.

Next there is the "spooky house" which you can add to and "accessorize" as you see fit. As always the artists shows his readers how they can take his basic drawings and expand on them to make something truly unique. The simplest of wordless directions make it easy for very young artists to follow Ed Emberley's drawing process with ease

This is one of the titles in the Ed Emberley series. Directions on how to draw other Halloween type characters can be found in some of the other titles.