Oh how my kids love to draw, especially Tay. Oh How Tay does not enjoy history. When I was given an opportunity to review A Kid's Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States, I was super excited. I thought, how great it would be for Tay to learn a little bit of United States History while doing something she loves, drawing. We were given a copy of How to Draw the Life and Times of George H. W. Bush. to review from Timberdoodle and let me just say that we can't wait to look into getting the rest of the set.
When I first received the book in the mail I was very excited. My excitement only grew when I opened the package. I could not believe the beauty of the book. It is a hard cover book, with awesome pictures inside. Each chapter discussed some important facts about George H. W. Bush, from his birth through his presidency. Each chapter also includes a picture in full color that shows what is to be drawn. After reading, there is detailed instructions on how to draw the picture. Amazing! I think this is just a great way to learn. Also included in this book is a timeline detailing the events discussed, a glossary, and a link to the Internet to further study the life of George H. W. Bush.
I was however, a little surprised with the degree of difficulty of some of the drawings. Tay is pretty talented in art and she struggled a little bit. Not to the point of frustration though. She did say that she would like to take more time on the drawings and practice. I think this is a great idea as she will then read over and over about the life of this President.
Overall, I have really enjoyed A Kid's Guide to Drawing the Presidents of the United States. Timberdoodle was able to get an amazing deal on these books and is passing the savings on to you. You can buy these books either individually or by the set. You can check out this amazing deal here. Also, Timberdoodle also has great history and art curriculum, so be sure to check them out. Timberdoodle also has a great free homeschool catalog, for those of you who prefer hands on looking.