Fun and Friendly Calligraphy for Kids: A Hands-on Guide to Creative Lettering

Virginia Lucas Hart. Ulysses (PGW, dist.), $15.95 trade paper (128p) ISBN 978-1-61243-722-4
“With over 7 billion people in this world, your handwriting is uniquely yours. How cool is that?” writes Hart at the outset of this approachable and encouraging calligraphy workbook. Hart begins by introducing essential calligraphy tools—such as an inkwell, nib, brush pen, and paper—before demonstrating basic strokes, letter forms, and methods, coaching readers along as they go. Project suggestions include creating logos, monogrammed stationery, and messages written on beach glass. Between the elegant scripts, specialized vocabulary, and cryptic-sounding pangrams that Hart provides to practice writing (“Jinxed wizards pluck ivy from the big quilt”), readers may feel as though they’re being welcomed into a secret society. Ages 7–up. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/02/2017
Release date: 11/01/2017
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