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Monday, May 30, 2011

Timberdoodle Review: A Kid's Guide to Drawing the Presidents

How awesome that this review is due today on Memorial Day.  Our presidents, our founding fathers, our commanders in chief, those who have fought for our country - all we remember on this day.  Our upcoming school year we will be studying American History.  I am so excited to start and can't wait to fill in those holes that I have in my education!  So, when this product became available for review - I jumped!

We had the opportunity to review one of the books in the series called "How to Draw the Times and Life of Franklin Pierce".  I was very impressed with the quality in this book.  It was a hardback book complete with the life history of Franklin Pierce.  I am a huge fan of combining subjects whenever we can so this also includes many drawings from the time period including how to draw Franklin Pierce himself!  It also contains a timeline, glossary, and a website link for further research!  

The pictures available for drawing were in our opinion are HARD!  The kids were excited to give them a try but quickly found out that even with step by step instructions their end result did not quite match the books.  That being said, art never has been our strong suit!  We love to keep trying though!

There are 42 books in all stopping at George W. Bush.  Some of the books are available for individual sale as well. You can see samples of John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan by clicking each name.   

Unfortunately, the publisher is discontinuing this series so there will be no more added.  But the the good news is you can get the whole set which originally sold for $1,060.50 for only $195.00!!!!  Wow, what a steal!  You better hurry though because they are going fast and when they are gone...they're gone!

Our family really enjoyed the book we received and the information included in it even if we don't consider ourselves artist!  The history included is awesome!

You can also request a free catalog!  I love their browsing their catalog!

Legal Disclosure:
As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.

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