Hart, one of the world's best-selling authors of drawing and cartooning books, takes an unusual approach in this title for young students. To become comfortable with animal anatomy, he offers a simple solution: "You look for the similarities…between animal and human skeletons. Think of an animal as a strangely built human." For novices who may not have mastered the depiction of humans, this may not be much comfort. That said, Hart does provide adequate training in making simple drawings of dogs, cats, horses, deer, bears, lions, and elephants. Libraries on the whole, however, will be better served by self-taught artist Kaaren Poole's detailed and vivid How To Sketch Animals.