A book that fills a special need does so with a poetic flair that may charm its readers to the drawing board. Each material and tools a child uses will give his picture its own special effect. Pencils, crayons, pen and ink, chalk, collage materials, water colors and oils are the materials Mrs. Borten discusses. What the child can do with each of these, how they react to the blank page, and what the overall effect will be, are some of the useful ideas offered to young artists. In addition to her delightful child like pictures rendered in each of these media, Mrs. Borten offers a personal image of her own which makes the book interesting outside its ""how-to"" value. Primary graders are sure to approach their everyday art materials with new discrimination and wonder as they try out all these suggested effects.