Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Learn to Draw Cats & Kittens

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book Review - Learn to Draw Cats & Kittens

Learn to Draw Cats & Kittens
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About the Book
Perfect for young artists-in-training, Learn to Draw Cats & Kittens offers a comprehensive drawing experience that includes step-by-step lessons, as well as full-color photographs, fun facts, trivia, quizzes and much more. Children will enjoy the 64 pages of drawing instruction for a variety of feline breeds, including a Bengal, a British Shorthair, a Persian, a Ragdoll, and a Sphinx. The book opens with brief information for getting started and the most popular breeds, the tools and materials needed, and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, a circle, or a triangle, and progresses to a finished colored piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along. Along the way, engaging text describes interesting facts about each breed. With a mix of art instruction and engaging information, Learn to Draw Cats & Kittens is the perfect way for children to discover more about their favorite animals and pets, in addition to expressing their artistic side.

My Take on the Book
I have two daughters who love their two cats. They enjoy drawing too, so this book will probably be one they will enjoy using to draw cats and kittens. 

As in the other animal drawing books with Robbin Cuddy as the illustrator, the author has included so many facts about cats. For example in the beginning of the book there are two pages listing facts concerning the names of breeds of cats and the cats' coat lengths. Some of the breeds are: Burmese, Persian, and Siamese. The cat's coat lengths can be short haired, long haired and even hairless.

Each drawing page has a color photograph of the cat and facts about that particular kind of cat.
There are step by step instructions for the reader to draw the cat.

There are many hours of drawing enjoyment in this book.

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