“The Drawing Lesson” by Mark Crilley


In The Drawing Lesson by Mark Crilley, an elementary-age boy named David wants to learn how to draw “as good as Ryan Pasternak” (a boy in his class that can draw a lambourghini, which David seems to think is the coolest thing possible), so when he sees Becky drawing in the park he begs her to teach him how to draw as well as she can. Although reluctant at first, Becky gives David a series of lessons on how to draw.

I absolutely love this book. Drawing is a talent that I’ve always wanted and has always seemed out of my grasp. This book makes it feel like it might actually be obtainable. This book teaches how to start looking at the world with the eyes of an artist’.

In addition to the artistic guidance that this book offers, the story itself is pretty cute. Rather than just being a book about drawing, it incorporates the story of an overeager student who has trouble respecting boundaries due to his enthusiasm and a reluctant teacher who gets pulled in despite herself. The two characters are interesting and likable.

The Drawing Lesson is great for anyone looking to get a foothold into the art of drawing.

Note: I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

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