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Children's LiteratureSimple instructions for drawing about one hundred objects are arranged alphabetically. An arc becomes an acorn, the letter b backwards and forwards turns into a bone and a tall rectangle is transformed into an owl. Each drawing starts out with a few lines, becomes a recognizable object and then there is a twist. A gingerbread man begins as an outline, a mouth and eyes are added. The final drawing shows a Christmas tree with numerous gingerbread men as ornaments. A drawing of a hand starts with a circle. Fingers and then added and the part of the circle at the base of each finger is erased. A more complex problem is drawing a hand when part of it is hidden, in this case holding a can. This is not traditional doodling, that geometric organic composite that grows out of control. Lines and shapes are the foundation of drawing. This is a book for people who want to learn to draw by copying cartoon style drawings, a very common approach. 2003, Sterling Publishing, Ages 6 to 12.