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If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
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Monsters! Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & Creeps by Jay Stephens
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That's Not My Dinosaur by Fionna Watt
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Comments for the Monsters!: Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & Creeps

Monsters!: Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & CreepsMonsters!: Draw Your Own Mutants, Freaks & Creeps: 11/01/09

Sean loves to draw monsters. For his birthday his grandmother gave him a copy of Monsters! Draw Your Own Mutants, Creeps and Freaks by Jay Stephens. It teaches to draw monsters by focusing on body types, parts and textures. It has a number of tutorials to help teach the basics of drawing.

By focusing on a single detail, the book teaches how different eyes, different mouths, different ears and so forth can drastically change the appearance of a monster (or any other creature).

The book is one of series of drawing books. The others include Robots! and Heroes! For more info, see Monsterama.

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Comment #1: Tuesday, December, 1, 2009 at 22:59:12


The first "How to draw" book read for any of the 3 Canadian Book Challenges. Cool.

Did Sean like it?

Comment #2: Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 17:36:25


Sean LOVES the book. He's read it cover to cover about a dozen times.