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Gr 4–8—These titles are a combination of style manuals and how-to-draw books. Instructions for 13 projects per volume are given in just a few steps, from figure drawing to finished fashion illustration. Along the way, text boxes offer tips on how to pull off each look. A variety of illustration styles gives young artists a lot to choose from. For example, the models in Girly Girl are glamorously proportioned, all legs and lips, while the teens in Skater Chic are more realistic. Each book features ethnically diverse models, and All-American Girl includes a chic "Got It Covered" outfit: long-sleeved peasant top, wide-leg jeans, wedges, and a flattering headscarf. Most youngsters will find it difficult to replicate the results exactly, but frequent pro tips offer helpful advice, such as using a white crayon and watercolor to imitate crochet, or eye shadow to draw fluffy textures.

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