“How to Draw”

The book for review is “How to Draw: Easy Techniques and Step-by-Step Drawings for Kids” by Aaria Baid.

Has your kids ever expressed an interest in drawing but was frustrated by not being able to?

This book, aimed for kids from 9-12, will show you a variety of objects to draw. They include part one that shows you how to do the basic designs such as 3D shapes, size and proportions, shading and so much more. Part two include the actual instructions and pictures on how to draw everyday items. The list includes cartoons, animals, people’s faces, nature, optical illusions and others

Once they have understood the basics in part one and you cross to part two each page will have step by step drawings as it takes you from the beginning of the object to the end.

Every child can learn to draw with the instructions listed inside the book.

My thoughts:

I found the instructions could be understood by the age group this is geared for. However, I found that in certain objects being describes more steps could have been included so the attempt at drawing it could have been more successful. It just seem some steps were either missed or a leap from one point to another might not be able to be done. For children wanting to learn how to draw this could be discouraging at not being able to complete the item.

I received this book for free from Callisto Publishing in exchange for an honest review.


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“how to be nice to yourself”

The book for review is “How to Be Nice to Yourself: The Everyday Guide to Self Compassion: Effective Strategies to Increase Self-Love and Acceptance” by Laura Silberstein-Tirch, PsyD. This falls in the genre of personal growth and self help.

Are you nice to yourself? Take a few minutes to think about this.

Inside the pages of this book you will find techniques and strategies that we can learn to start showing ourselves a little bit of compassion. What you will discover is how to have compassion for your feelings, thoughts, your actions and how to have a compassionate life and how to treat others the same way.

But how will one accomplish this? As with any self help book there are loads of questions to think on and for this particular book breathing exercises to do.

The questions are deep and there is no quick answer to these if you want to get to the goal of being nice to yourself. One must be honest through this process to get to the core of why you are not being nice versus being nice to yourself.

I did enjoy the book. With the way the world is now it is so easy to forget to be nice to one’s self. The book is pretty straight forward.

I received this book for free from Callisto Publishing in exchange for an honest review

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