So over the weekend I stopped by a few estate/yard/garage sales. Usually I go out with the idea that I'll score a vintage Birkin that's been hiding away in someone's garage for fifty years, or an excellent mid-century piece that the owner has no interest in whatsoever. However, sometimes the treasures we find are the least we expect. Enter Ed Emberley's Little Drawing Book of the Farm. I was drawn (no pun intended) to this little gem by its vintage looking cover and graphics. Sure enough, this little book was printed in 1973 and was in excellent condition!
I love the clear and concise intructions. The woman I purchased this book from was a former kids art teacher and she said she used this method of teaching all the time. Even for adults. My 5 y/0 took to it right away and sat drawing from it for a good hour. She loves it.
How wonderfully, bright and happy are these colors together? After some research it turns out this little book is now out of print, but you can still purchase used copies here. The prices start at $11, which makes it even crazier that I purchased it for .25 cents. Yes, .25 cents! Best .25 cents I ever spent.