Gr 7 Up—Each volume should be evaluated in terms of collection needs. The characters in Creatures are entertaining, appealing, and/or gruesome, but following the step-by-step instructions requires a high degree of artistic skill. Workshop includes a glossary of fashion industry terms, a visual glossary of garment types, a guide to drawing clothing textures, and a "Fashion Figures Templates" section that many artists could find useful. The finished drawings are at an attainable skill level, which is to say they look like the drawings in any fashion-mad teenager's notebook. Manga is a helpful introduction to the basic shapes and stubby, simplified proportions of these diminutive characters. While this book is somewhat marred by oversimplification and an inconsistent use of terminology, enthusiasts will learn from it.