Ed Emberley has written and illustrated over 100 books, including books written by his wife, Barbara, and by other collaborators. Besides his immensely popular Drawing Book series, Emberley is probably best known for his bold yet detailed illustrative work on the 1968 Caldecott Medal winner, Drummer Hoff (written by Barbara) and for the clever and bestselling Go Away, Big Green Monster!, a feat of paper engineering which has sold over a million copies. In total, Ed’s books have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Emberley’s books plant the seeds for a more advanced understanding of artistic elements and concepts. As Emberley himself has said about his Drawing Book series, “If a child gets satisfaction or consolation from imitating the creations of another—let them go to it. Before you know it, they’ll modify, embellish, improvise to create something of her/his very own. And, best of all, they’ll enjoy!”

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