Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman
World's Best Pokemon Drawing Book was written by Ron Zalme, and was released in 2000. This book shows how to draw 27 new Pokemon that were not included in How to Draw Pokemon (which was also written by Ron Zalme). The Pokemon included in this book are: Cleffa, Hoothoot, Marill, Togepi, Elekid, Quagsire, Chikorita, Sentret, Hoppip, Cyndaquil, Ledyba, Mareep, Bellossom, Quilava, Bayleef, Gligar, Snubbull, Totodile, Croconaw, Slowking, Meganium, Typhlosion, Scizor, Donphan, Ho-oh, Feraligatr, and Lugia.
On the first page of the book, the author explains that 27 new Pokemon are included in this book, as well as giving four tips to help the reader get started. This page also includes a list of materials the reader needs in order to try to draw the Pokemon included in the book. The second page shows and explains the basic shapes that can be used to draw the Pokemon.
For each Pokemon, three steps are illustrated and explained to help the reader draw the character. The first step shows the basic steps needed to draw the Pokemon, and also labels the order that the various lines and shapes need to be drawn in. The second step shows how to add some details to the Pokemon. The final step shows the finishing touches the reader needs to make to their drawing in order to have the completed character. And if a reader has too many problems drawing the character correctly, they can trace the drawing of the Pokemon that shows up in the third step. The last page of the book encourages the reader to keep practicing.
The book is written in such a way that it's aimed at children, and the text is easy for children to understand and follow. However, that doesn't mean adults should shy away from using this book. I also appreciate that in this book, the author labels the order the lines and shapes need to drawn in for the first step of each Pokemon. This detail makes this book an improvement over How to Draw Pokemon. I also appreciate the encouraging tone the author uses in the text; this tone is especially helpful for children who may have trouble with drawing.
This book is helpful to anyone, whether young or old, to learn how to draw some of the Pokemon characters. If you're interested in learning how to draw some of the Pokemon characters, then this book would be very helpful.
I wrote this review after looking through a copy of this book that my older daughter checked out from her school library.