Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Draw-A-Saurus - a book review

Dinosaur humour to make you happy.....

Today's featured book:

Title:  Draw-A-Saurus 
Everything You Need to Know to Draw
Your Favorite Dinosaurs

Author and Illustrator:  James Silvani

Take a peek inside:

About the book:
If you are into dinosaurs, or art, or both, then this book is definitely for you.  Kids and adults are fascinated with these humungous, beautiful creatures who roamed the earth 65 million years ago. I know that this book will bring delight as fun facts are woven throughout the pages, the history of the dinosaur is shared and best of all, the reader learns how to break down and draw these complex creatures by following easy, step-by-step instructions.  Silvani has incorportated history and science together, which makes the book not only creative, but educational as well.  

The author gives practical artist advice in his "Getting Started" chapter.  He points out that you will need paper, pencils, erasers, and pens which are all best friends of a budding artist extraordinare.  He explains the basics of the dinosaur's anatomy and points out that with simple ovals and lines you too are capable of drawing such a magnificent creature.  He talks about adding motion poses, texture and colour to bring the animal to life and that is to your liking. This book is a dinosaur lover's delight.   It contains a compilation of witty, hilarious illustrations that work so well to add wit and humour to what could be another  boring, stagnant,  "Let's Draw Dinosaurs" book.  He takes it to a whole new level of ....  shall I dare say it? ..... FUN!

The book includes clever one-liners and hidden jokes to make you giggle and smile. Best of all he includes the latest dino-facts which every dinosaur lover should know.  These beasts capture the imagination of both young and old and all ages will enjoy pursuing the lessons and participating in them for a long time. Well done Mr. Silvani!

About the author:

JAMES SILVANI is an artist and illustrator and has drawn characters for Disney, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Comics. Currently he is a comic book illustrator for titles like Disney’s Mickey MouseDuckTalesDarkwing Duck, and The Muppets. Silvani has drawn dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts since childhood, and now puts those skills to use in art workshops at libraries, schools, and comic book conventions. Silvani is a resident of Kihei, Hawaii.

(very impressive resume I would like to add)

Book Review Rating: 9 (Close to perfection!)

Read on and read always!!! Roar!!! 

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