A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – Reviews
Art + History
Draw your way through American history with the most amazing supplement we have ever offered, A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States of America. Available for the first time to homeschool families, these forty-two library-bound, fact-filled volumes provide not only rich biographical synopses of every U.S. president from George Washington to George W. Bush, but also step-by-step instructional drawings that illustrate key events, people, and places in each president’s life… Read the rest of Timberdoodle’s Review
Drawing your Way through US History
…He enjoyed it so much – that he decided to read and draw The Young Surveyor page. Did I just say that? He loved the history lesson so much that he did 2 of them on his own? We read three of the stories after lunch, and then he did 2 more on his own. Yep. I said it!
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Product Review for A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – by Eclectic Musings
…She told me the book was easy to read and she enjoyed it. I also enjoyed reading the book and learned some facts I didn’t know about Monroe. I discovered that he had a big part in forming the Country of Liberia as a home to freed African American slaves, and that their capital Monrovia is named after him. While the instructions for the drawings in the book were very straight forward, my daughter, being on the younger side of the age range, did find it a bit challenging. I encouraged her to simply do her best and she relaxed and set to the task at hand…
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – Review by Diane Estrella
…My kids wanted to keep drawing until they finished their pictures and both were very proud of what they could accomplish. My daughter was especially happy that we would be keeping this book so she could go back and try the drawings again…
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA–A Timberdoodle Review by Our Busy Homeschool
…The information pages themselves are well-written and worked in a read aloud situation easily. My children loved seeing photos, especially of the items they were going to draw. The art portion of the book works well with the combination of instructions and new lines shown in red. Our only complaint – In trying to keep the books at a certain number of pages the publisher kept each art project to one page. This makes the illustrated instructions rather small, with too many lines added at once for the more detailed drawings…
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How to Draw the Life and Times of John Quincy Adams – by Baker’s Dozen
…To be perfectly honest, I was disappointed in the drawing part of this book. The cover is (in my opinion) a bit misleading. Nowhere in the book are there any instructions that are going to teach you to draw anything like the picture of John Quincy Adams that is shown. The drawings are the type that have you draw shapes, then fill in the picture around it. The instructions begin: Draw the seven ovals, as shown, for her head, neck, arms and torso…this was overwhelming for my younger students (ages 6-9) and just plain frustrating for my older ones (ages 10-13)- even with the example to follow…
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – A Review by Simply At Home
My kiddos love to draw and they especially appreciate drawing books that contain step-by-step instructions for drawing specific items or scenes. The drawing instructions in How to Draw the Life and Times of Harry S. Truman were simple enough that even my dd7 was able to create a fairly accurate drawing of her chosen subject.
I think any book in this series would be an excellent addition to any bookshelf both as a history resource and and as an art resource.
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Book Review: How to Draw the Life and Times of Andrew Jackson – by Bow of Bronze
My ten year old son started drawing the boat, and he was hooked from the start. “I don’t care if we only “have to” draw one picture Clara, I want to draw the whole book.” That was his response to the book and you can tell from the pictures that he enjoyed himself and did a fine job…
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It’s Fun To Learn About The Presidents! – Review by Some Call It Natural
These books are especially great for our family because I am not the most artistic person in the world… okay, fine, my stick figures look bad! So, I am thankful for anything that helps my kids not follow in my footsteps when it comes to creativity. And, as they are having fun learning how to draw, they are learning about the presidents!
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Timberdoodle Review: A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – by Our Side of the Mountain
My oldest son (12) is TOTALLY into American history, but he’s not that interested in drawing, and my daughter (9) LOVES to draw in her free time, but she’s not into history. So, when Timberdoodle sent me How to Draw the Life and Times of Grover Cleveland to review, I thought it would encourage BOTH of them to learn something they don’t usually enjoy! And even my “history buff” didn’t know a lot about President Cleveland!
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the U.S. Presidents – Review by Four Little Penguins
My kids enjoyed looking at and reading this book, as well as the artwork, but, as you can see, we are possibly a little young for the complexity of the drawings. These are very cool books, and there is a limited supply, so hurry and check them out!
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Timberdoodle Review: A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States – by the Fantastic Five
Do you have a little artist in your family? Are you looking for a way to engage this kiddo in history, using his/her talent and passion for art?
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Timberdoodle Review: A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – by the Happy Homeschool Mom
I think this book is wonderful and can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages. It is filled with factual information and pictures about the presidents (ours being FDR of course.) The information is presented in easily digestible chunks of information. Having the drawing exercises along with it is a great way to reinforce what is being learned. Your child could create a notebook filled with their own drawings of each president’s life…
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – Review by Debbie’s Homeschool Corner
I must note that, despite my observations about the writing style, Emily said that she “loves!” the book.
The drawing lessons, however, were excellent and very enjoyable. This particular volume teaches the student to draw the Maine, a carnation, McKinley and his wife, his “full dinner pail” campaign button, a “gerrymander” cartoon, and more. Each drawing included step-by-step instructions that are probably appropriate for children ages 9 and up…
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States of America Review – by Homeschooling While Living the Life of Easier
The drawing instruction in this book is superb. Even a child without much drawing experience will most likely be able to follow the steps provided to complete a drawing they would be happy with. My kids were able to follow the instructions on their own and complete these fabulous drawings!
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA – review by Sam’s Noggin
Overall, I still think this book is wonderful, and hope the art can come along for us eventually. I would give this title 4 out of 5. If we had more skill than we do, I would have given it a 5.
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Roadschool Review: Draw your way through American History… by Our Traveling Tribe
Since our family loves all things history, this was a fun, interactive activity for school. Besides being a great art lesson, we also learned about both the private and professional life of President Grant, and got in some great ‘read aloud’ time for Thomas and Daniel.
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Draw and Learn History at the Same Time – review by Spell Outloud Homeschool
When I was in school, one thing I did in order to help me pay attention in class was to doodle all over my notebook. I got in trouble for that at times, but it really did help me pay attention.
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I like Ike!!!—Drawing Presidents??? – review by Krazy Kuehner Days
Younger kids will need a lot of hands-on instruction with these books, but they are totally workable for the age range. The books can be broken down over a couple days or for a full project last several days. A student can decide to draw every drawing or just choose a few. This series appears to be extremely adaptable, and in our family situation of having multiple kids with learning disabilities and autism, I was able to easily adapt and teach with this book quickly.
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Review: How to Draw the Life and Times of Calvin Coolidge – by Passionate Priorities
I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to draw these pictures. I decided to try it with my son. I am not an artist at all. Really, I can’t even draw stick figures well but with this book even I felt successful.
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA~ Timberdoodle Review by Adventures in Unsell Land
Despite most of the drawing lessons being a bit on the difficult side, I still plan to buy and use these books with our own children. Drawing something that connects with what you have read is a great way to remember and even if your student doesn’t follow the exact instructions with these drawing lessons they can still produce a good drawing that relates to the reading just by using the drawing suggestions in these books as a guideline (or even just going off of the main picture if your child prefers to draw that way, as my daughter did in the above picture).
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A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States of America – Amazing Sale Price! Review by Loving Learning at Home
I have mentioned before that my children really enjoy art. Personally, I love anything that combines more than one subject to save me time and energy. A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the President’s of the United States of America does just that.
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Timberdoodle review: John Adams – by A Glimpse of Our Life
How to Draw the Life and Times of John Adams is an American History book about our second president and a drawing book in one. This is one of a series A Kid’s Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the USA. It is an easy to read 32 page hardback book. I read it out loud to my children in one sitting. The main print is large, though the drawing instructions, timeline, and glossary are a bit smaller.
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