Simple shapes make drawing aliens and spaceships fun and easy. Step-by-step instructions feature shapes that combine to become flying saucers, rockets, space worms, and more. Back matter shows the Crayola colors used in the drawings.
"With few words and plenty of (appropriately) colorful diagrams, the Let's Draw with Crayola! series uses basic shapes to playfully teach kids how to draw a multitude of creatures and objects. Double-page spreads introduce thematic groups of critters or things, offering step-by-step illustrations that map out exactly how they should be drawn. A legend at the beginning of each section shows the simple shapes that make up the figures—circles, half circles, trapezoids, squares—and the instructions grow increasingly complex as the book progresses. Early drawings of, for example, eyes or wings are incorporated into the more difficult forms that appear later. Aliens and Spaceships uses plenty of circular shapes to make cheerful aliens and simple planets; more challenging drawings include rocket ships and rovers. Young artists master paws, claws, and antennae in Bugs and Critters before moving on to animals real (Screech the Owl), imaginary (a funky binocular bug), or mashed-up (a foxdeer). Dinosaurs are creatively categorized in Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Beasts: 'Meat-Eating Dinosaurs,' 'Plant-Eating Dinosaurs,' 'Funny-Looking Dinosaurs,' and 'Made-Up Dinosaurs' all appear. Kooky Characters is a catch-all: readers can draw everything from a mermaid to a mad scientist. Final spreads in each book show versions of the drawings frolicking together, and a page of Crayola crayons introduces colors. A cute, bright, math-based approach to art."—Booklist—Journal