One of the most successful and interesting first-steps-in-drawing books we've seen which underscores the current trend in art education to subordinate the technique of the medium to the child's creative impulse. Mr. Kessler's vandering pencil line does some amusing things. It sweeps into ships, becomes a house, creates a zoo; it makes letters and numbers, becomes thick, thin; it goes up and down, stops ""boom!"" and can even tell a story. The rise and swing of the line cries not for imitation but for experimentation and the young reader will probably demand a paper and pencil. The emphasis is on movement rather than static copying. A must for elementary school artists. Second year reading. Board.