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How To Draw by Aaria Baid

517Sn9omhtL._SX385_BO1,204,203,200_I’m not a kid, and this book is marketed for kids. I don’t even have any kids. Whether you have kids, or you want to learn to draw yourself, this book is pretty cool. As someone not super-skilled in the drawing arts, I prefer books marketed toward kids over those for adults – I feel like they make the learning process more straightforward and less confusing (maybe I’m just a kid at heart).

Aaria Baid’s How to Draw book offers a step-by-step guide in drawing basics and then graduates the learning to more difficult drawing tasks, while still making it easy to do.

More than learning to draw, you’ll learn all of the things that go into a good drawing. Some of the techniques you’ll learn are shading, foreshortening, using positive and negative space, making things to scale and proportionate. You’ll learn about drawing optical illusions and more.

This is more than an educational art book on drawing; it’s fun.

I got this sweet book from the publisher. I wasn’t required to write a review, but here it is anyway!

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Anger Management Workbook For Kids by Samantha Snowden, MA

51kVJoaew8L._SX398_BO1,204,203,200_As a Holistic Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor, I love reading books that give me insight in helping people of all ages. When I was working toward my life coaching degree I took a class in anger management, and the ways we express and deal with anger have always intrigued me.

I was fascinated with this Anger Management Workbook For Kids. In fact, I feel like plenty of the fun activities and tips within this book could be used for adults too. Some of us act just like children when we’re mad, don’t we?

This book is an amazing workbook that will help any child dealing with anger issues find new ways to express feelings of annoyance, frustration, and more. Every page has activities and questions that help children learn to pay attention to anger and how it makes them feel. They’ll learn what triggers anger for them, and how to just let it go.

My absolute favorite part of this book is the final quarter of it. This is where the author gets more in-depth with the natural ways you can decrease anger – like using breathing techniques and guided meditation.

This is an absolute must-have book for parents that want their children to learn healthy ways to cope with feelings of anger, even if it’s something as small as a wrinkled forehead because it’s time for bed!

I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.