Beautiful, whimsical, and about as far from a boring black-and-white handwriting book as you can possibly get, Monica Dengo's Pick Up Your Pen is an inspiring guide to italic handwriting.
The two-page spread focuses on the same letter. The left-hand page features colorful, whimsically drawn letters on a blank, unlined page that encourages experimentation; the right-hand page features italic instruction with model letters to copy and lines to practice on. Even the numbers at the bottom of the page are put to use, with directional arrows showing how to correctly form them. In a word dominated by keyboards and computers, inspire kids to see the creativity, line, and movement in the art of handwriting once again! 107 cream-colored pages, softcover. Slightly Imperfect.