Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains

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Overview

Using his "alphabet" of a few letters and squiggles, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a selection of tremendous trains and terrific trucks. The thirty-two pages are packed with the trucks and trains that kids-and not a few adults- really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full fun.

Provides simple instructions for drawing a variety of trucks and trains.

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Overview

Using his "alphabet" of a few letters and squiggles, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a selection of tremendous trains and terrific trucks. The thirty-two pages are packed with the trucks and trains that kids-and not a few adults- really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full fun.

Provides simple instructions for drawing a variety of trucks and trains.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Anyone can be an artist with Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains, a welcome addition to his other drawing books. The opening page pictures the simple shapes and letters necessary to do the drawings. He then shows two lines of images, explaining, "The bottom row tells what to draw. The top row tells where to put it." Interior pages similarly show each step in the process of drawing a train from engine to caboose truck, trolley car and more. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Like Emberly's other drawing books, this is a step-by-step lesson that will frustrate some and delight others. Twelve simple figures are used to create a book full of trucks and trains. Emberly breaks down each vehicle into tiny parts so that the aspiring artist can slowly but surely piece together the desired object and create a successful whole. It is a process that requires patience, visual coordination and a lot of paper. For some, this monotonous process might be too much. But for others, this easy-to-follow and detailed exercise might be a most rewarding experience. All of the trains and trucks are labeled in case the child-artist is not a big-vehicle expert. Teachers, parents and children will be happy with the end result and the child will feel like an accomplished artist as long as frustration levels are not too high. The book is a terrific resource for all homes, especially those occupied by truck-loving, art-loving individuals. 2002, Little, Brown and Company,
— Andrea Sears Andrews
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Emberley focuses on teaching children how to draw these vehicles in a simple manner. The first page shows a group of shapes and lines, explaining, "If you can draw these things you will be able to draw all the things in this book." That's the only text that appears. The artist then leads children through a step-by-step process. He starts off with trains, moving on to pickup trucks, vans, and heavy trucks. The last page shows stick people in various poses, as well as a cat, bird, and an assortment of "smiley" faces. The simple line drawings are done in black and white, highlighted with blue, red, green, or yellow. A good purchase for libraries in which Emberley's other titles enjoy frequent circulation, or where materials on learning to draw are in demand.-Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316789677
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 6/22/2005
  • Series: Ed Emberley Drawing Book Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 128,017
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Emberley is the Caldecott Award-winning author of the popular Drawing Book series.

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  • Posted June 22, 2013

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    Wheels and Motors...that's what little boys are made of!

    I've never met a little boy that doesn't like trucks, cars, trains and anything with wheels. This book helps them draw them on paper and helps dads and grandpas as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    All of Mr. Emberley's books are wonderful and any budding artist

    All of Mr. Emberley's books are wonderful and any budding artist will be inspired. My son, now in his 20's got hooked on drawing after we found a copy of the "Big Green Drawing Book". We had all the Ed Emberley books we could find and completely enjoyed each and every one!

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    A favorite of granpas and little boys who love trucks and anything with wheels!! Nice for dads, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Okay, Like other Emberly books better

    I am a fan of Ed Emberley, but this is not my favorite book. It was much more difficult to understand the steps used to draw the pictures. The pages are also too full of drawings which makes it more confusing. I would instead recommend the drawing book of animals or faces.

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    Posted March 27, 2011

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