Book Review: Modern Calligraphy for Kids by Sally Sanders


Modern Calligraphy for Kids by Sally Sanders

A Step-by-Step Guide and Workbook for Lettering Fun

Rockridge Press (August 20, 2019)

Children’s Handwriting Books/Calligraphy Guides



Calligraphy for kids, step by creative step.

Help kids learn to dazzle friends and family with beautiful writing, thanks to this fun and contemporary guide to calligraphy. Modern Calligraphy for Kids makes it easy for kids ages 9 to 14 to learn the basic techniques―and develop the creativity and control that come with them.

The detailed step-by-step instructions are easy for beginners to follow. You’ll even find built-in practice pages―plus a link to print more anytime. Get started with lists of materials you need, and let kids show off their skills with extra projects like making their own party invitations. Jump into the joy of creating fancy, colorful lettering for everything from school assignments to thank you cards and artwork.

Modern Calligraphy for Kids offers:

  • A brain engaged―Discover the challenge and satisfying sensation of writing on crisp paper with brush pens.
  • Lucky number three―Learn three kinds of letters (serif, sans serif, and script), and three types of calligraphy (pointed brush, monoline, and classic).
  • Real-time progress―The built-in workspaces let kids look back and see how much they’ve improved.

Give kids the tools to teach themselves the art and fun of calligraphy―no screens required.





This Calligraphy guide explains it well. It does take a lot of practice to master. All lessons use markers rather than dip pens and brushes. Personally, I would recommend for older teens or adults. Nice size book, but the book doesn’t lay open on its own which makes it difficult to look at while practicing. A link is provided to access and print additional printing pages.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (August 21, 2019)

ARC provided by publisher/Callisto Publishing Club




Sally lives in the Western US, dwarfed by mountains and endless sky, monolithic sandstone and vast open desert, continually surrounded by beauty that finds its way into her art. She is a painter and a professional calligrapher. She has taught calligraphy to hundreds of students, and finds teaching valuable in helping to ensure the art form is alive and flourishing. Modern Calligraphy for Kids is her first book.



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