Ed Emberley

I recently picked up a copy of Ed Emberley's Jumbo Jamboree Drawing Book at a giant bookstore sale and I'm so happy that I did! Ed Emberley has been creating instructional drawing books for kids since the 1960's, and I just love his illustration style and the way he breaks down all his drawings into steps like a recipe book. I used to check his books out of the library when I was little, and my favorite was the praying mantis, with its triangle head with half circles on either side for eyes. I couldn't find it in this book, but I do love this sweet fox (oops! raccoon)- especially the patch of grass he gets to stand on.