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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Kids and adults love to draw, especially animals and pets. "Idiot's Guides: Drawing Pets" takes readers through baby steps of how to draw the basic shapes and then to develop the drawings into accurate likenesses of their favorite animals. The book features two-color, detailed instructions for creating 50 of the most popular pets, including plenty of varieties of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles, horses, and more.

"How much power does a single man, let alone a single leaf, have in the industrial world? In this wordless, all-ages graphic novel, our protagonist discovers a leaf that radiates a vibrant light. He returns to a detailed metropolis ? depicted in somber grays and blues ? and searches for answers. During his quest, he stumbles upon a man who knows what?s really happening in the city?s labyrinthine ducts; a woman who spends her life studying and classifying obsolete flora; and the truth about the ever-dwindling environment. Leaf is a graphically stunning story that unfolds with a dream-like pace. Shaded in pencil and punctuated by spot colors, drawn in a delicate but concretely realized tonal approach reminiscent of Shaun Tan?s The Arrival and Chris Van Allsburg?s Jumanji, Chinese cartoonist Daishu Ma?s first foray onto American shelves is ultimately a hopeful vision of the coexistence of the urban and natural worlds. Full-color illustrations throughout"--Amazon.com.

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