There's a great blog that I read fairly regularly called The Improvised Life. It is full of interesting and unusual ideas, common sense suggestions, do-it-yourself projects, etc. I was pleasantly pleased to find Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World [J 741.2 EMB] featured in one of the posts. I have long been a fan of Emberley's instructional drawing books. He makes it so that any child, and I mean every child, can produce simple representational drawings. It is a great confidence booster for a child who's afraid of drawing because he/she has no confidence in his/her skills.
Emberley has many books in his drawing series. We have seven in our collection, including Ed Emberley's Great Thumbprint Drawing Book [J 760 EMB] and Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains [J 741.2 EMB].
Also look for the picture book, The Wing on a Flea: A Book about Shapes [JP EMB] in which Emberley points out the myriad shapes found in the world "if you just look and see." Simple shapes are the basis of much of Emberley's drawing instruction books.