This is my actual book from when I was a girl.
I loved my Ed Emberley books so much and I was incredibly thrilled to find my Drawing Book of Animals in a box of children's books my mom saved. Thanks, Mom.
Funprints is another one of Ed's brilliant books that I remember fondly. I loved it so much that when I saw a copy at my local bookstore, Dark Horse Books, I bought it even though Huck was only 2 at the time.
I've been twiddling my thumbs for over a year and I finally showed it to him a few days ago even though he's really still too young to make anything quite this small and detailed. Still, he loved the idea and was charmed by all the little critters. He'll grow into it. And in the meantime, he's plenty old enough to make other neat things with finger and thumb prints.
After we looked at the book I cut out this tree for him to decorate. I was thinking he'd cover it with fingerprint leaves but Huck said he wanted to make apples. Perfect!