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Ready Set Draw! with Susan Eaddy SIR DRAKE THE BRAVE

Ready Set Draw! with Susan Eaddy - Make a Clay DRAGON

We’re trying something different on this episode of Ready Set Draw! That’s because our guest, Susan Eaddy, is a different sort of children’s book illustrator. Instead of using paint or ink, Susan uses clay to sculpt the pictures in the books she illustrates. So, join in the fun with Susan as she shows us how to create a dragon out of modeling clay similar to the one she created for the picture book, SIR DRAKE THE BRAVE.


-Modeling clay
-Wax paper
-Paper towels
-Plastic knife
-Tooth pick
-Plastic veggie bag for texture

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We can’t wait to see what you’ve made!

About the Book

The magical story of how a boy with a disability who is bullied finds the hero within.

As Drake gets ready for bed, his mother entertains his questions about tyrants, pirates, and dragons—which are really questions about the power of bullies. Their conversation reminds us all that, “Not even kings are allowed to be mean.”

Targeted for young children and their caregivers, Sir Drake the Brave is a declaration of ethics, integrity, and faith: that kindness and courage ultimately are stronger than any sort of small-minded bullying or hate. Fun and entertaining, the story teaches lessons of accepting others and welcoming others, including those who are different.

Download Sir Drake Educator’s Guide!

About Susan Eaddy

One of the reasons I enjoy clay so much is that I don’t really know how to do it.  Each illustration is a discovery process as I study nature and animals and try to figure out how to bring them to life in clay.

My finished clay critters live in pizza boxes, and I suspect that they play at night while we slumber.

I was an Art Director for fifteen years and won some international 3D illustration awards and a Grammy nomination. But my passion is, and always has been, illustrating and writing for children.

I am the Regional Advisor for the Midsouth SCBWI, and a member of the SCBWI Bologna Team. I love to travel and have done school visits all over the world including Taiwan, Brazil, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.

CONNECT with Susan
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