Gr 3-5-The covers of these titles are sure to attract the attention of budding artists. The books are well designed with a clean, appealing layout. The first sections, "I Can Draw," introduce children to the importance of observing, practicing, and drawing step-by-step. In the chapters that follow, the instructions, in three steps with simple line drawings, are on the left, opposite a soft, meticulous color illustration of the animal and brief factual information about it. Polar Animals features polar bears, seals, walruses, etc.; Wild Animals introduces hippopotamuses, crocodiles, elephants, and others. Along with Lee J. Ames's "Draw 50-" series (Doubleday), the "Draw Science" series (Lowell House), Jane Robertson's Let's All Draw Cats, Dogs and Other Animals (Watson-Guptill, 1991; o.p.), and Georgene Griffin's How to Draw Endangered Animals (Kidsbooks, 1996), these two new titles are sure to be popular.-Augusta R. Malvagno, Queens Borough Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.