Dog Loves Drawing
by Louise Yates (Author)
Louise Yates has done it again. This is a delightful follow-up to ‘Dog Loves Books’. It has a gentle storyline accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Dog, who loves books so much that he opened a book shop, receives a present of a book from his Auntie – a book that has no words and no pictures! And there begins a rollicking adventure. The story will appeal to all, but the artwork will appeal in a special way to young children who love drawing and to teachers who want to engage children in discussion about art and art materials.
There is a great variety of drawing styles, great colour and composition and beautiful rendering of the characters – Dog in particular. The paper quality in the hardback edition is excellent. The stark white background evokes the blank page of a clean new drawing pad. Each page turning provides scope for looking and talking about the pictures. The endpapers are interesting in that they differ from each other and there could be great discussion as to why this is so – in advance of reading the story. Thumbs up for ‘Dog Loves Drawing!’
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