by Joseph H. Dilco, MD, 384 pp, $29.95, ISBN: 0-87630-833-7, New York, NY, Bruner/Mazel Inc, 1996.
This is a fascinating compilation of children's drawings through which normal and abnormal development can be studied.
The book is divided into 2 sections. The first section, "The Usual and the Normative," discusses the normal developmental process that occurs in children, from simple scribbling to drawing human forms. Chapters include the following: "Earliest Drawings: The Kinesthetic Stage," "Transition from Kinesthetic to Representational Drawing," "Representational Not Reproduction," and "The Human Figure Evolves."
Young Children and Their Drawings. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(1):95. doi: