Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1-2-3 Draw Princesses by Freddie Levin -- Review

Author: Freddie Levin
ISBN: 978-0-939217-65-6
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 64
Binding: trade paper
Buy now for only $8.95.


These days the word 'princess' can have a very negative meaning. The image of a princess is often that of a spoiled, pampered girl who gets everything she wants or a pretty, passive young woman who is badly in need of rescuing.

However, the dictionary definition of a princess is just 'a daughter of a king or queen'. Many positive qualities can be found in the stories of princesses, both historic and fictional. Princesses can be kind, grateful, courageous, smart, curious, and even imperfect. They can be great warriors like Nzinga (page 45) or scholars like Eleanor of Aquitane (page 34). They can have hopes and dreams for themselves and their people. They can make a difference in their world. See page 63 for a reading list of stories that present princesses in a most positive way.

With 1-2-3 Draw Princesses, Freddie Levin not only applies her proven step-by-step drawing instruction, but provides inspiration and encouragement with positive female role models.

My Review:

Looking for the perfect Easter basket gift for the little princess in your life?  Well, why not consider buying her 1-2-3 Draw Princesses today.  This book is great for girls who like to draw, or want to learn how to draw a princess.  Through easy to understand follow instructions, your child will be on their way to drawing different types of princesses.  This book also makes a great rainy day project, too.

First, your children are taught basic shapes that make up a princess, and then as they turn the pages, they learn how to make different princesses, a prince and even a castle.  Drawing can be fun, and through practice and simple to understand and see instructions, you daughter will enjoy learning how to draw princesses.  Who knows, they may decide to become an artist down the road, or want to learn how to draw other characters. 

If you are looking for 1-2-3 Draw books for boys, click here to see the selection offered by Peel Productions.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample of this book in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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