Goody Gumdrops takes the shape of this sweet treat and turns them into whimsical animals and objects.
Ed Emberley's multi-million-selling drawing alphabet system has never gone out of style. His original series of drawing books has been selling steadily since the '70s. In this new hi-tech world, people young and old continue to feel good about the drawing system Ed created. This feeling of success, combined with his whimsical illustration style, has kept the original books in print and created a demand for more.
The Ed Emberley On The Go! series takes Ed's drawing system and updates it for today's busy lifestyle, without the need to charge a battery or worry about an expensive tablet. A black pen or marker, even a pencil, is all you need to enjoy these pads. No need to carry paper and a book and markers. The images range from super simple for the little ones to more complex for the more experienced, with pages for practice and frames for the favorites. There are picture frames, note cards, even comic strips where you can bring your favorite characters to life.
Tear-out pages make it easy to share with siblings and friends, perfect for a birthday party, makes a great placemat for restaurant dining, a great gift, and no worries outside at the beach or in the park.
About the Author
Ed Emberley is an award-winning, beloved author and illustrator of children’s books. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ed attended Massachusetts College of Art where he met his wife, Barbara. After a requisite stint in the army he attended the Rhode Island School of Design for one year. Briefly employed as an advertising artist in Boston, he quickly moved to children’s books. His book
“One Wide River” won the Caldecott honor in 1967, followed by the Caldecott award for "Drummer Hoff" in 1968.
In the 1970s he published a series of much loved “How To Draw” books featuring his unique “drawing alphabet.”
It has been said that Ed Emberley can teach anyone to draw. These books are still in use today as much as they were when first published. Ed has gone on to publish more than 100 books for children, most recently a series of revisited fables and fairy tales with his daughter Rebecca.
Mr. Emberley still lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Barbara, on the Ipswich River. His son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, live in Ireland and are both children’s book illustrators. His daughter, Rebecca, an artist and illustrator, lives in Maine, and his granddaughter, Adrian Emberley, is a singer-songwriter living in Cambridge, just a few blocks from where Ed grew up!