Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

I Can Draw Pets

I Can Draw Pets

Simon Abbott
Novelty Art Kit
For ages 3 to 6
Kingfisher, 2009   ISBN: 978-0753463802

Many children love drawing their pets, often including the family dog or cat in their pictures. The problem is that drawing cats, dogs, and other pets isn’t always easy. How do you start? Should you begin with the body or the head? How do you make a guinea pig look like a guinea pig and not a blob?

In this novelty art kit, Simon Abbott shows children how to draw a cat, a dog, a rabbit, a guinea pig, and a bird. With only four steps to do per animal, the directions are very easy to follow. Children can practice drawing the animals over and over again using the marker that comes with the book. All children have to do is to draw their animal with the marker, and then wipe the glossy page clean to start over.

With sturdy board pages and colorful illustrations throughout, this kit would make a perfect gift for a child.