Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Show-How Guides: Egg Decorating: The 18 Essential Designs Techniques Everyone Should Know!


Show-How Guides: Egg Decorating is a short and engaging tutorial guide to egg decorating aimed at young readers (and adult helpers) written by RenĂ©e Kurilla & Keith Zoo. Due out in early 2022 from Macmillan Children's Books, it's 48 pages and will be available in paperback format. 

This is a clearly written and graphically simple guide laid out in comic style panels which are illustrated with line drawings showing many methods to decorate eggs. Techniques include dying with food coloring, surface embellishment with paint & glitter, wax resist dyeing, printing with inks and paint, and drawing. There's also a tutorial on creating "costumes" (stands and props) for finished decorated eggs. The tools and supplies for all of the projects are easy-to-source and inexpensive; most will already be found in the average home. The art is fun and whimsically appealing. I love the little artist's beret the narrator-egg is wearing throughout.

Four stars. This would be a good choice for public or school library acquisition, home use, scouting/activity/maker's groups or similar. It would also be a good choice for childminders, caregivers, teachers, or other adult facilitators working with youngsters. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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