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Amelia's Easy-as-Pie Drawing Guide

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Amelia gives tips on how to draw doodles.

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This spiral-bound book, more a guide to creative doodling than a drawing book, is made to be drawn in, and provides space and encouragement for readers to add their creations. It's sure to be a hit with Amelia fans, especially those who have been inspired to try creating their own illustrated journals. Though the book appears fairly rudimentary, real beginners may find it frustrating.

The step-by-step instruction section doesn't start until well into the book, and earlier sections assume a level of drawing ability that not all readers possess. The examples are quite small, making details hard to see. The step-by-step section is better, as is the section on drawing faces, but later sections again assume too much knowledge and ability, making them best for confident young artists.

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