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How to draw a Giraffe by Alice May - A book tour review

Hi and welcome to my blog for todays post, a review of the lovely 'How to draw a Giraffe' by Alice May. Thanks to Rachels random resources for providing me with a copy of this book to try out and review.

Copy of how to draw a giraffe book


How to Draw A Giraffe โ€“ The Alice May Way

There is only one rule when you draw the Alice May Way and that is to have FUN!

Follow along with Alice, step by step, and learn how to draw a giraffe.

Packed with interesting facts about giraffes, the environment and what we can do to protect our planet, this all-age book is a must-have for those who love to draw animals.

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This was such a lovely book, it housed step by step instructions of how to draw a Giraffe. This is one animal I absolutely love so I had to have a go at drawing my very own.

The instructions are done in small steps and each page shows the step in real size and in close up so you can see how it should look. It takes you through slowly and by the end you are able to create your very own artistic impression which can then be coloured as you wish. Each page has a fact about Giraffes on it so we learnt a lot as well!

My 6 year old has recently become really obsessed with drawing animals using step by step instructions so it was the obvious choice to do this together on a rainy afternoon. It kept him engaged and was simple enough that he was able to follow the steps alongside me. He was really proud of his picture at the end as was I! Check out our creations below!

Picture of a giraffe drawn by a 6 year old
Rory aged 6
Picture of  a giraffe drawn by Bex
Bex age 41

Overall I thought this book was really child friendly and fun to do. We loved learning all the little facts about Giraffes and completing the word search at the end. This is one we will do again!

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Former GP surgery manager turned school librarian, Alice is mum to four not-so-small children and married to (probably) the most patient man on the planet. They live in what used to be a tumbledown cottage in the New Forest.

Alice is the double โ€˜Chill-with-a-Bookโ€™ award winning author of The House that Sat Down Trilogy and also How-to-Draw Giraffes - the Alice May Way.

A contributing writer and artist for Leisure Painter, the UKโ€™s number one how-to-paint magazine, Alice is a huge advocate for the benefits of creative activities as part of an effective self-care toolkit.

She regularly speaks to clubs and groups about writing, painting and creative self-care.

Twitter: AliceMay_Author

TikTok: @alicegmayartandbooks

YouTube: @alicegmayartandbooks

Instagram: @alicegmay


Giveaway prize, 6 giraffe magnets
Giveaway prize - 6 giraffe magnets

Giveaway to Win 6 mini Giraffe fridge magnets (Open to UK only)

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