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Ready Set Draw! The Shark and MORE from HIDE

Ready Set Draw! A Shark and More from HIDE!

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, author/illustrator, Steve Henry popped over to KidLit TV HQ to teach KLTV kids how to draw a…SHARK!!!! Check out the latest episode of Ready Set Draw to learn how to draw the characters from his newest book, HIDE!

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-Pen or pencil
-Sketchbook Paper


By Steve Henry
Two friends, Mike, an elephant, and Pat, a fish in a fishbowl, are in a rowboat. While Mike naps, Pat jumps into the ocean, where he meets other fish. When a shark appears, Pat and his new fish friends are in trouble . . . until two chubby gray legs appear near the surface.


Steve Henry is a creator. He wears many creative hats, including author and illustrator of children’s books. As a kid growing up in Nashville, Tennessee he can’t remember not drawing. And he remembers always loving it.

His love of drawing ultimately took him to New York City, where he graduated from Pratt Institute. After trying his creative hand in different arenas, it became clear that drawing animals fascinated him, and so he gravitated toward children’s books. Steve has written and illustrated many picture books including Happy CatCat Got a LotHere Is Big Bunny, and Hide!

Most of his inspiration comes from living in New York City—as it gives an edge to all of his work. NYC is hectic, loud, funny, sometimes sad, huge, smart, exasperating and comforting. All great sources of creative energy. So as long as Steve Henry can walk the streets or look out his window, he will continue to draw.

ABOUT Holiday House

Since its beginnings in 1935 as the first American publishing house founded with the purpose of publishing only children’s books, Holiday House has been proud to gather together talented authors and illustrators and to publish quality books that entertain, enlighten, and educate children. Known for having a deep list of timeless and award-winning books for children and young adult readers, Holiday House publishes the award-winning I Like to Read® series of picture books for emergent readers and launched its first eponymous imprints, Margaret Ferguson Books and Neal Porter Books, in 2018. The iconic logo of the Holiday House little boy is by Ernest H. Shepard, the renowned illustrator of The Wind in the Willows and the Winnie the Pooh books, from our original edition of The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Tonya NC

Looks like such a fun book! My kids are addicted to sharks! They love goldfish and elephants, too! Thanks, Steve and KidLitTV!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Diane Richards

This is awesome. I wish I would have had access to this kind of instruction when I was a child. As an adult, seeing this instruction is making me appreciate art and being creative, much, much more, every time I watch one of this great KidLit TV videos :)

Thank you for the opportunity to win one of Steve’s books. I would love to win it for my young niece, who loves creative arts, in order to encourage her love for creating art and giving her exposure to some fun, whimsical illustrations.

Kid Lit TV Commenter rimna

Hi Steve – love your characters – especially Pat in his fishbowl! You make drawing look so easy (which I know it isn’t) but I might try a drawing shark or two today. Or maybe a castle. Or maybe a dragon.

Kid Lit TV Commenter Michelle Pate

I’ll be sure to share this with my girls and we try to draw the characters. Lots of fun!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Stephanie Cummings

Congratulations, Michelle! You have won our HIDE GIVEAWAY! Please direct message us on Facebook with your address so we can pop your prize in the post!

Kid Lit TV Commenter Jean

I like watching this video, it taught me how to draw the characters and cant wait to show my son. He would love this book.


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