PPBF: Ed Emberley’s Halloween Drawing Book

With Halloween creeping up this PPB is ripe for the carving!
Author/Illustrator: Ed Emberley
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 1980
Genre: non-fiction
Themes: Halloween, drawing
Age Level: For anyone who says they can’t draw!
Opening: If you can draw these simple shapes (triangle, circle, square, etc.) there’s a good chance that you will be able to draw at least most of the things in this book. Step-by-step instructions show you how.
Synopsis: (From Amazon) Using simple shapes, Ed Emberley shows would-be artists how to draw a variety of creepy and scary Halloween creatures, such as witches, bats, monsters, and more! This book is packed with cool things that kids-and not a few adults-really want to draw. Easy and fun, the book provides hours of art-full entertainment.
Why I like this book: I have not seen the revised edition, but I hope it is as simple and fun as the original; Emberley really broke the process down to the basics, and made it easy to figure out how to draw just about anything! And as a former art teacher I truly appreciate giving kids simple yet perfect tools to succeed.
Resource/Activity: Get out your pencils, markers and paper and DRAW! Emberley has written many other drawing books: Make A World, Animals, Fingerprints, Weirdos, Faces, Trucks and Trains – the list goes on!

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18 thoughts on “PPBF: Ed Emberley’s Halloween Drawing Book

  1. Oh, wow! This sounds great, Julie! So much fun! And as someone who is definitely in the “I can’t draw!” category, it sounds so encouraging 🙂 I will have to check this one out! Thanks for adding it to our list 🙂

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  2. What fun! You could get kids to learn to draw Halloween stuff and then have them decorate the house with it. Awesome! My friend showed me a cool kids hat that’s a spider. I can’t wait to try it.

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  3. Julie, I just love your banner at the top. It stops me every time I come here. We got my son the Ed Emberley animal drawing book last Christmas and he’s really enjoyed it. This one looks great, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. We LOVE Ed Emberley at our house. The Grown-Up Kids of the Mom Person still have their Ed Emberley books. and their kids – The Beloved Grandkids – have received their share of these books too. I do some pretty good paw painting. And my buddy Walker paints with his tail. This looks like one we need to find! Thanks Ms Julie!

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