ed emberley + make a face giveaway


Unknown-4In honor of Halloween coming up fast, I got to thinking about how perfect Ed Emberley books are for this time of year. (Do you know him and his popular how-to drawing books?)










Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Weirdos and Ten Little Beasties (made with his daughter, Rebecca) especially come to mind, but all of his books involve creatures of all kinds.

They’re perfect precursors to Halloween costumes and crafts!






And there’s a new one!


Make a Face with Ed Emberley (Ed Emberley on the Go!).

It’s published by Two Little Birds, which was created by Ed’s daughter Rebecca Emberley. The company donates a book for every book purchased! Two birds! (Check out their partner Bess the Book Bus.)




This one has Ed’s signature step by step drawing with shapes technique AND includes bonus pages at the back to draw feelings, create bookmarks, and faces with accompanying speech bubbles. It’s all SO MUCH FUN!







And if you’re the kind who hunkers down for winter with the sewing machine, there’s Ed Embereley fabric at Cloud 9!




In closing, I like the way Ed  describes himself on his website:

“I am an old grandpa kind of guy.”

He’s pretty modest, don’t you think?!


Thanks to Myrick Marketing for images!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This Picture Book Life is giving away one copy of Make a Face with Ed Emberley (Ed Emberley on the Go!), courtesy of Two Little Birds.

The greatest news is that it’s an activity book! You can draw right on the pages! Woo hoo and good luck!

I’ll contact the randomly chosen winner by email for your mailing address.

(Open to U.S. only—sorry about that far flung international readers! Good luck!)





10 Responses to ed emberley + make a face giveaway

  1. Danzel says:

    My artsy little almost-7-year-old would love this!

  2. Julie Segal Walters says:

    Ohhh! Me want! Great post, Danielle!

  3. Well, I LOVE those Emberleys!! I would like to say that I would be using this book, but alas, my paws don’t quite work like that soooo – I think that My Princesses could work it out very nicely!

  4. Pamela Davis says:

    I wish the Christmas book was still in print too!

  5. Cheryl B says:

    My 10-year-old niece will love this book! So great that she can draw right on the pages.

  6. Linda says:

    Can’t wait to share this book with my 3rd graders!

  7. Lauri Meyers says:

    Love it. I can draw a triangle. I can do this!! Love how amazing illustrators make it seem so simple.

  8. Okay, this is adorable! I wish I could sew, but at least I can follow the drawing instructions.

  9. Thanks to all who entered the giveaway! Julie S.W. is our winner! Congratulations!!

  10. Bonnie Eng says:

    These drawing books are so cute!! Does he only do Halloween or other holidays too? Will have to look him up…:)

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