Draw-A-Saurus by James Silvani

Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite DinosaursDraw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James Silvani

This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research to show artists young and old how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favorites.

Prehistoric Pencil Power!
Even though they lived some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles continue to rule today. From movies to comics and cartoons, these ancient, giant beasts are everywhere you turn. Of course, who wants to just read about or watch these dinos when you can learn how to use pencils, pens, markers, and more to draw your very own?

Cartoonist James Silvani combines easy-to-follow art exercises with the latest, greatest dino-facts to help you create fun and cool dinosaur doodles all by yourself. With lessons on old favorites like T-rex and stegosaurus, as well as lesser-known (but still awesome) creatures like the massive argentinosaurus, Draw-a-Saurus has everything the dinosaur fan could ever ask for (outside of their very own pet dino!)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a great book for kids (and the rest of us) to learn how to draw dinosaurs. My middle son loves dinosaurs with a passion and this book helped him learn step-by-step how to draw them.

What I liked about this book vs. the usual learn to draw books, is that the author took the time to make it fun for the intended audience. Rather than just lacing it through with boring dinosaur facts as most do, he made it fun with little facts and quips and some silly pictures.

The drawings are easy to emulate and in no time, my son was coming up with drawings that looked just like those in the book.

This would be great for a child’s art class or as a gift. If you have someone in your family who loves dinos, you can’t go wrong with this book.

This review is based off of a free copy from Blogging for Books, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

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20 thoughts on “Draw-A-Saurus by James Silvani

  1. That sounds like a lot of fun. Off topic, but did you ever think of doing an end-of-year post or something in December that suggests books for people to buy? Kind of like a yearly highlight thing. Though now that I say it, the idea sounds too much like a sales thing than a review thing.

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