Ralph Masiello's Robot Drawing Book by Ralph Masiello

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Illustrator Ralph Masiello shares his love of robots in this newest addition to his popular drawing series. Step-by-step diagrams show young artists how to use simple shapes and lines to create basic robots.

Challenge steps and a visit to the "spare part warehouse" encourage kids to customize their designs with dials, switches, and antennae. Bonus challenge steps show how to add claws, armor, and other fantastic features.
 

About Ralph Masiello

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Ralph Masiello has illustrated many books, including The Icky Bug Counting Book, The Flag We Love, and his popular drawing series. He lives in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.
 
Published July 1, 2011 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Parallel texts (celebratory verse above, boxed historical information below) and burnished oil paintings combine in this paean to the American flag.

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Her personal miseries are abruptly resolved by a miraculous pendant and the revelation—quickly laid out at the end and reading more like a draft scenario—that the mythical creatures are real and there’s a struggle going on between those who would hide them and others who want them exposed.

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Each page shows one animal skull, with a paragraph of often humorous, always interesting text that offers information about skull anatomy, similarities and differences between mammals, and scientific “detective work.” The mammal names are left for the reader to guess from clues in the text and il...

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Just as he has done previously for dinosaurs, dragons and bugs (Ralph Masiello's Dragon Drawing Book, 2007, etc.), here he guides young artists in the creation of robots—“ ’bots,” in the vernacular, as in “Squarehead Thinbot,” “Sparky Springbot” and “Zoidbot.” The artist starts by introducing rea...

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