Samantha Chagollan, Jannie Ho
What’s better than reading and drawing? Doing them together, in the same book! The Watch Me Read and Draw book series is special because it blends two things together that kids love: reading and drawing!
It’s easy and fun to learn to draw, especially when there’s a story to read and lots of stickers. In Watch Me Read and Draw: On the Farm, a city mouse named Flynn visits his country-mouse cousin to discover everything that happens on a farm each morning. Throughout the story, readers will learn to draw a farm full of friendly animals, step by step. The step-by-step projects in this book will help young artists learn to draw a mouse, baby birds, a cow, a sheep, an owl, a pony, a cat, a pig, and a chicken, as well as a tractor and a barn!
Each page features easy-to-follow instructions for drawing all of the characters from the story, one step at a time. Basic shapes that kids will recognize make it easy to follow along and learn how to draw. The flip-out drawing pad also offers drawing prompts and simple shapes for a jump-start, making it enjoyable and fun to draw favorite farm animals. Plus, there’s a whole bunch of colorful stickers inside to reward them as they complete the story along the way, and a farm scene at the end to make their very own! It’s the perfect starter drawing book for kids who love to read and draw.
Jannie Ho is a children's illustrator, with work appearing in both trade and educational books, magazines, toys, crafts, and digital media. She received her BFA in Illustration at the Parsons School of Design in New York. After graduating, she worked as an in-house graphic designer at Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and an art director at TIME Magazine for Kids. In 2006, she left to pursue illustrating full-time and hasn't stopped drawing since! She is currently based out of Boston, MA.