The long-awaited sequel to our best-selling book
My Book of Amazing Tracing is the exciting follow-up to our innovative My First Book of Tracing, which has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States. Using our proven Kumon method, My Book of Amazing Tracing further helps your child improve pencil-control skills and build a firm foundation for writing letters and numbers. Accurately using a pencil can be a frustrating task for a child, but our simple and fun tracing exercises gradually become more difficult to provide children with the ideal preparation for writing. Children will surely love to use a pencil with these feel-good workbooks.
If your child is starting to use a pencil, then this book will further develop his or her basic pencil skills. Use this book to help your child build a firm foundation for writing letters and numbers.
8 ¼ × 11 ⅔ inches. paperback. 80 pages. full color. US $7.95 / C $8.95
A. Allen –
3-year-old loves it, but each page goes fairly quicklyThis is a book with “maze” style images and paths, but only one right way to go. It helps build confidence with the pencil without being overly challenging or frustrating. Especially for 2 year olds, it’s a great alternative to explaining the concept of a maze.I bought this for my 3-year-old daughter. She loves this book for multiple reasons: the pictures are fun and exciting (she wants to help the bunny find his friend, etc.), the illustration on the front attracts her to the workbook before she even starts (I want to do my puppy workbook), and the activities progress so that she doesn’t even realize that the lines to draw within are getting smaller or the shapes more complex. She will flip through up to 10 or more pages without tiring many times.Two down sides: (1) For a young child, it is hard to keep the book open. I have to teach her to press down on the page and crease it to help it stay open. There are no pull out perforations, so that isn’t an easy option either. (Although generally I like to keep workbook pages in the book to avoid scattering. My six-year-old has no problem creasing the pages to keep them open, but it is a hassle if I want to walk away from the 3 year old while she is working on her book. (And each page goes relatively quickly, so it’s not like it’s an every 5 minute kind of thing!)(2) The more colorful illustrations are on the front of the page. The back has a review sort of page that is more just a geometrical shape type of thing. These are less engaging for my children.As a side note, I don’t mind that she gets through each page quickly — at her age, I actually think the continual sense of accomplishment helps to hold her attention. After every page she likes to show off the work she has done before moving on. 🙂
Sarah Laugavitz –
Great educational bookAs a former teacher I very much appreciated the beginning skills that this book assists in teaching!This book is one of my daughters favorite activities to do!
Jackie RoXanne Rivera –
Great Kumo books to start withI couldn’t afford Kumo school as a single parent. I used the workbook age appropriate. I 2022 my daughter is in college.All of her academic studies she has been ahead of her class. I credit Kumo’s way of learning . Pls try it.
Great Book For Learning To WriteThe Kumon series of books works by empowering children to succeed on their own. The books get successively more difficult as they build upon skills learned from the previous pages, so that by the end of the book the child has a sense of accomplishment and be ready to move on to the next level. The instructor is more of a mentor or coach than a teacher in a classroom.The Amazing Tracing book is designed to help develop pre-writing skills. The child is asked to trace along paths, either zig-zags, curves, swirls, lines, loops, semi-circles, overlaps, or a combination of all the above and it’s put together in a manner that is very engaging with fun illustrations, mazes, and object outlines. My 3 year old started at the first page with a simple zigzag and is about half way through. The tracing path starts out wide and gets narrower as you go along. By the end of the book, it gets more complex, tracing the outline of a whirling, swirling roller coaster and the mythical creature “Pegasus.”One tip: If you have more than one child, make copies of the pages for your children to trace instead of in the book itself. That way you can make as many copies as you need, especially if your child likes one in particular and wants to do the same one again and again.Highly recommended workbook for developing pre-writing skills!
Great PracticeI’m very happy with this book and I’m glad I found it. The pages are thick and the spacing for items is great for the little ones. The progression of the activities make sense and the different formats keep my little one interested.I wanted to be able to use each page more than once or twice for practice, so I took it apart, hole punched the top and added binder rings. With the use of a plastic sleeve and a dry erase marker each page can be used over and over again.
Landis Family –
Helpful Tip For Using This BookI love the Kumon books. I used them with my older son. Now I’m homeschooling and using these to help my younger son with learning strokes. The tracing books are great but move at a pretty fast clip. And with a pencil you can only do them once. Sometimes the jumps in skills between levels were such that I has to put the book way for a couple months and try again when my child was more mature. However, I finally got smart! I now tear out the sheets and put them in clear sheet protectors and use a single binder ring to organize. I have my child use a dry erase marker and wipe them clean when we are done with the lesson. My child can then practice each page over and over until he masters it. And the pens are easier for little hands to use. LOVE. I wish I had done this with my first son. Worth the extra effort for sure. The colorful pages are fun and engaging. My youngest asks to do these worksheets now that I do them this way.
The Kumon workbooks are the best. My son wasn’t that great at holding his …The Kumon workbooks are the best. My son wasn’t that great at holding his pencil and doesn’t really enjoy coloring but LOVES this book. I got this for his 4 year old birthday and he couldn’t get enough of it. He holds his pencil much better now since he had to have control to do the tracing. He finished this fairly quickly so I bought him 3 different Kumon books, all were a hit.
it’s a good time killer when they are waiting for their food …I’m not a fan of kids playing with electronics 24/7…..so instead of taking out a tablet or phone for my kids to play with when they are at a restaurant, I give these kumon books to him to play and work through when we eat out…..it’s a good time killer when they are waiting for their food to come or when they finished their food but the “boring chatty adults aren’t done with their meals or conversation”……..
Viviana Plasmann –
Great bookI bought this book for my almost 4 yr old and absolutely love it. Nothing like getting that practice in before actually forming letters. Can’t wait to purchase more from this collection of books.
Would repurchaseLove it
Wonderful for surprisingly young agesFantastic exercises and engaging pictures. Our 3-year-old will work through 5-15 pages per night. Every night he starts one or two pages after where he started the previous night so there’s plenty of overlap and it doesn’t at all ruin the pictures to have been drawn on. We can see definite improvements in his grip and ability to stay in the lines.
This is my pen name –
Kumon books are fantastic!We are huge fans of all Kumon books. The tracing book is great because it isn’t boring dots that my son would completely ignore, but they are lovely pictures that we make stories out of. For example, a trail through a forest or a railroad track with various destinations. We make stories up as he traces along the path about the places we go. It is the only way I can get him to willingly hold a pencil to work on his delayed fine motor skills.
Great for small motor work and pencil therapy!My son loves these! Excellent for work on small motor skills, as well as hand eye coordination. Perfect to work on pencil grip with, and fun so the child doesn’t know we are doing therapy
My 3 year old loves thisI love this series of Kumon books. I swear, my son has started writing because of these workbooks. He finds them fun too. I will be purchasing the whole set for him. He’s only 3 and can wrote quite a few letters now after the first 3 books. Love it!
Great book, but would be better for dry-eraseMy son loves drawing with this book. I followed other reviews and put each large in a sheet projector so he can redo them with a dry- erase marker. He loves being able to go back to some and really likes the creative pictures.
Helps them learn!Kids love it!
Amazon Customer –
Excellent choice for building preschool skillsThis entire collections of books are excellent. They build each skill incrementally so you’re child builds skills but without the frustation of being way over their head. My daughter loves these.
C. Donovan –
… can use over and over with dry erase was brilliant! My daughter LOVES doing these activities and if …Person who suggested taking pages out and putting unclear plastic sheet protectors so can use over and over with dry erase was brilliant! My daughter LOVES doing these activities and if we hadn’t of done that it would be one and done- to reuse is perfect!
Perfect for toddlersThese books are wonderful!! After completing one my daughter drew her first person with no help!! We will keep buying these for fun work books.
Fire Dad ^7 –
Great workbook for kids.This is a great workbook for my son, it keeps him busy and he loves working on it. He spends his time working to keep his lines neat. At first he just colored all over the pages, but with some work he started to understand what he was supposed to do and now he takes his time with it and is doing great.
So fun for your kids!My daughter loves the Kumon workbooks. They are a fun way to learn basic skills. I recommend starting with the tracing book, as recommended on the back of the workbooks. We accidentally started with mazes, then my daughter was a little confused about the right way to trace. She didn’t want to touch the line, but go between lines, like you do when doing a maze.
L. Knight –
Teaches Vital SkillsI am a long-time Kumon customer, currently teaching my third child on the system. We completed this book after the first tracing book. It’s a nice continuation, and builds on the skills learned from the first one. I recommend completing this one, then starting the Coloring book and the rest of the first books in each category.
ayako asada –
Great!My 3 year old loved it and finished it with fun!! I might buy it again
Clyne Painter –
It does a great job at teaching him the motor skills he needsMy two year old son loves this book. It does a great job at teaching him the motor skills he needs, without letting him know that he is learning. We use a pencil and supplement with a jumbo eraser to give him another shot on the days he just doesn’t feel like staying inside the lines.
It’s a really good book. My kid started tracing due to this …It’s a really good book. My kid started tracing due to this book. From page to page his motor skills getting stronger and stronger and after a month ofexercising he can do almost any kind of tracing task and he really loves it!
J. Wang –
Structured way to cover all the topicsMy son loves the Kumon series. Makes learning fun, and it’s a structured way to cover all the topics for toddlers. Love this series.
Alexander G. –
excellent, great for child developementAfter going through it, my child is able to go through labyrinths as a pro, and managed to even generalize the algorithms to navigate through other “find-a-path” puzzles with no clear borders or boundaries.
Great for 4yo old boy4 year old son loves this book!
Great Foundation for Begining WritersWe used this to help learn pencil control before we started writing letters. It has given a good foundation and my 4 yr old loves it. The pages are high quality paper. The pictures are bright and engaging.
E S –
I laminate the best looking mazes to use with washable markersMy daughter LOVES mazes and tracing activities. This would get a 5 star review if only based on her opinion. As her parent, I wish the page size was more “standard”. I laminate the best looking mazes to use with washable markers, but the sheets have to be significantly trimmed. They are also not perforated, unfortunately.
Great Quality!Love all of these books! My daughter has already completed several and gets excited every time we start a new one!
Karis R. Ricketts –
Great book for 2-4 year olds learning to drawMy grandchildren (boy and girl age 4-1/2) loved the tracing book (they call it the “kitty” book); now they are equally enthusiastic about the “doggie” book. They have a number of Kumon books and like them all but these are their favorites. I like them because they have in addition to tracing, some mazes and very cute characters to draw.
Daughter loved it!My daughter is 2 turning three soon and completed the my first book of tracing previous to using this amazing tracing book. She loves it and has Fantastic control using a pencil because we used these books! She also colors in the lines (mostly) as a result! I recommend them to anyone! It was a very rewarding purchase!
love kumon workbooksmy kid loved this workbook so much, she finished it in one sitting. good practice for handwriting.
Kindle Customer –
Works for my kids!All four of my kids have used Kumon books for learning to write and have loved it. Thanks for making such a great quality product
Great Book!My son loves these books and traces the pictures multiple times. It has really helped with his lines and drawing. He’s three years old, and it’s perfect for his age.
K. Skowron –
My 2. 5 year old son loves to do …My 2.5 year old son loves to do this book rather than coloring! He will do 15 pages in a row.
1 star off for no page perforation- it would be nice to be able to easily give her a few …My 3 year old loves these Kumon books, and this one was no exception. I appreciate the art and design work. It’s very attractive. 1 star off for no page perforation- it would be nice to be able to easily give her a few sheets at a time.
for my 4 year oldgood practice and hopefully fun to for my son
Julie Rozanes –
Great book!This was the first book of this type for my 3.5-year-old daughter, and she loved it. The assignments got progressively harder, so she was very engageed through the end. I would recommend this book to others.
Love!This series is so great for teaching your kids!
Amazing TracingThis is a great book to help improve visual discrimination and tracking, as well as fine motor skills. Although the suggested age age level is much younger, I am using it with a six year old child who enjoys doing the paths and mazes.
I really like Kumon books.I really like Kumon books. Child can improve her skill so fast.
Love Prime –
amazing tracingMy daughter loves mazes and the tracing; this and the book of easy mazes have been great for my 2 1/2 year old, and we have been amazed at what she could do with a little direction! so proud:) great quality!
Kate NYC –
Great for learning to Write!My 3 year old boy absolutely loves working on these books. Helps him practice proper pencil holding while doing something fun. Great colrs and designs to keep their interest. Definitely would suggest for early writers.
Five Stars4 years old like all Kumon work book and enjoy them as entertaiment.
He uses almost every one of the Kumon books and they are a great way to introduce your kids to a new conceptMy son Loves these books! He uses almost every one of the Kumon books and they are a great way to introduce your kids to a new concept.
Captivating for my 4-year-old!My 4-year-old LOVES doing his “homework” w this book and I love it because it gets him writing! The pages are interesting w everything from roller coasters to moon rovers and t-rexes- it keeps him looking forward to what’s next(:
AmazingThis is the second Kumon Tracing book I have ordered. My daughter loves them. She is two and knows how to trace all her letters. She has learned amazing control using this book. She actually asks me to use her workbook everyday!
writing prepexcellent practice for new little ones learning to use a pencil. Good preparation for the correct way to form letters.
Michael Griffith –
Five StarsI love these books for my children. They enjoy doing them. Lots of pages and great fun.
Easy enough that he can finish 1 book in a …Our 3 year old son loves the Kumon system. We have seen the his progress within 3 months. Easy enough that he can finish 1 book in a week.
I’ve bought these for both of my kids when they …I’ve bought these for both of my kids when they were 3.5 years old. They have been done extremely well with them.
Great preschool bookPerfect for my 4 year old with no previous workbook experience. She asks to do it every morning. It’s part of our routine now.
Five StarsTracing is amazing way to start your toddler to love homework and nobody does it better than KUMON!!!!
Jill Sorrells –
Great for preschoolers.Ive used this book before when I was teaching preschool. I have now bought it for my grandaughter.Cant wait for her to start using it.
Bought this for my 3 year old.My son really enjoys this book. We do a page or two several times a week. He’s done very well with it.
J. Allinson –
Five StarsThese are so fun for my preschooler and help him to work on using a pencil.
My daughter loves itWe carry this book around to restaurants or any other places we have free time on our hands.This keeps her occupied.
Five Starsgreat product
Carie B –
Age appropriate tracing!My four year old loves this tracing book!
The book is great, I love kumon booksThe book is great, I love kumon books. However I was a little dissappointed that the book was missing the last exercise page.
Excellent product and servicesExcellent product and services
Five StarsGrandson loved it
Honey Lover –
Five StarsGreat to little hands. Different activities. My daughter loves it.
Felicia R. –
Five StarsVery good book for kids with handwriting difficulties.
Gunar Vingre Mota –
Five StarsWonderful, my son loved this book.
ken gable –
kids love itgreat
Chi Hsuan Huang –
Five StarsGreat book for my kid!
Cute and usefulFun book that helps with motor skills.
Gabriela Abreu –
Sarah Bear –
Five Stars3 year old daughter loves it.
Cristina Arciniega –
Five StarsMe daugther love it
Kanoelani P. –
Rosalva montiel –
Great booksGreat books!!!
Could really use some page perforationI imagine there are three-year-olds in the world that can be handed a workbook full of colorful illustrations and resist the temptation to scribble all over every page, but my son is not one of them. I have to remove these workbook pages to give him one at a time or chaos is the inevitable result. Unfortunately, the pages are not perforated in the least, and it is easy to rip a page trying to remove it. I bought a rotary perforator to help with this problem, but it would be far better if they incorporated this into the design – at least for the workbooks intended for younger children.Other than that, this workbook (and My First Book Of Tracing) have really, really helped my son develop pencil skills. I do recommend the material. If your child is a bit over-inclined to reacting to immediate stimuli without thinking, like mine is, just order a rotary perforator along with it. Here’s the one I got – so far it’s working well:
marina privalova –
Three StarsFine for 2-2,5 years old.
Jenee Melgoza –
Great preschool pencil skills workbook!The Kumon My Book of Amazing Tracing is a great beginning preschool workbook designed to continue practicing pencil skills and further develop fine motor control. This book is a sequel to the Kumon My First Book of Tracing. Fine motor control development is very important in handwriting and I really how this book can be used with kids as young as two years old. The workbook requires very little instruction. Ages: The two to four years old age range is very appropriate for this workbook. I would definitely recommend starting this workbook at two years old if your child shows a lot of interest in scribbling, otherwise starting at two and a half to three years old would be fine. Pencil skills are always good practice even for a four year old. Multiple Children: A workbook is needed for each child. I would not recommend photocopying for multiple children since there is so much color and you would probably spend more in ink for copies than you would just buying another book. I know my kids are sometimes so interested in a workbook that they want to keep on going, so I would hate to lose their interest and momentum because I need to make more copies.
AZ Customer –
My kids loved it so much!My kids didn’t know what tracing was or that it even existed so I thought it would be a good idea to get them this book. Turns out they love it! It is filled with lovely cute pictures that kids gravitate to and it helps my kids define their motor skills. They books offer a fun way to learn the basic skills of art and they just get really into it and it’s great. The drawings included in the book contains objects of all kinds and my kids have a blast doing this and it keeps them busy. When they do put the book down in search of something else that’s fun, they always go to that bouncing deer, another product I bought for them on Amazon. It’s great because the kids have fun bouncing around the house and when they get tired, I offer them this book to work or they just take a nap. I highly recommend this!
Great!Really helps my 3yo old son learn pencil control.
Laura Beagle –
A new early tracing bookI loved the original Kumon tracing book and I love the My Book of Amazing Tracing. This book is a great introduction for kids learning how to use a pencil. The book pages are good quality and can be erased 5 times or so before you need to retire the book. I highly recommend this book for children learning how to use a pencil.
Mary Shoes –
Great practice book!!My 4 year old likes to trace on it. Excellent paper and color quality. It’s appropriate for ages posted on the cover.
B Burke –
Grandson loves theseMy three year old grandson has no trouble working these books-loves them!!!
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This was perfect for my 3.5 year old who hasn’t started any sort of preschool program. Pages appear to increase in difficulty. There’s also a few pages that begin to introduce letters, but only a few (the ones pictured are the only pages with letters in the entire book). I would’ve liked more of these, but I bought it with the understanding that letter tracing was not the objective of this book. Still, my son really enjoys it and I think it’s a fun way to practice tracing. I cut the pages out of the book (tore off the cover and spine first to make it easier) and then stuck each page in a page protector so that my son could use a dry erase maker. This way, he can reuse the pages. The folder I used has page protectors attached so it still feels like a workbook (got it at Daiso for $1.50)
Jairo Vilar –
Its’s a good productI gave this product as a gift to a friend. I can’t evaluate better because I didn’t use this product.
Dalia Nissim –
Great activity booksGreat books for your LO
Luana Machado –
Bom.Legal, mas é repetitivo.
RecommendedI got this book for my twin daughters who just turned 4 and it was great success. Although they go to the nursery their pencil skills were not quite well developed, so I bought this book to do some home work with them. It went very smoothly. I find it easier to remove pages and give them one by one, rather than put the whole book on the table. Particularly as I have two girls and limited table space.The book starts with very easy tasks and continues to quite elaborate patterns. I am not sure that 2yo would be able to follow them, but I think close to 3 years is about right age. My girls would normally do 4 pages in one go and by the end of the second book it takes them about 15 minutes to complete.Overall I strongly recommend this book as well as others from this series.
Lynn Fraser –
The best tracing books on the marketMy grandson really enjoys these books from this publisher. Interesting little scenarios for him to trace like roller coasters etc, which appeal to young children. Nice quality paper that will take felt tips, pens or crayons.
Sehr schöne Schwungübungen, die Spannend sindSchwungübungen die Spaß machen. Mein 4-jähriger hatte hier viel Spaß gehabt. Mit anderen Heften ohne Bilder wollte er leider nichts machen
SuperPerfetto per un bambino che deve prendere dimestichezza con l’uso della matita, i disegni vanno in ordine di difficoltà e lo aiutano nell’acquisire sicurezza nella scrittura. Consigliatissimo
yalda nasirian –
Great for tracingthat was very helpful for my son
shawna gilbert –
I think the more challenging ones may have to wait until he is al little older but great book, I highly recommendMy son loves it and has almost finished half of the book in no time, I think the more challenging ones may have to wait until he is al little older but great book, I highly recommend it
ANTONIO P. –
Great writing foundation!!!What we love about the Kumon books – the methodical gentle approach with enough instructions for parents and ample motivation for little ones. Becoz the exercises, increase in complexity gradually, little ones totally look forward to these books. The book provides ample tracing opportunity with the paths getting narrower and pencil control becoming better. We are using the mazes from Kumon also in tandem and it makes a powerful combination for writing. My little one never sleeps without doing some pages and at times i have to wrestle it out of his hands.
Bought for an autistic boy who’s mother thinks it’s wonderful You can colour the pictures and copy them too …Expected this to be tracing paper over pictures it isn’t. It’s a puzzle book find the correct path etc . Bought for an autistic boy who’s mother thinks it’s wonderfulYou can colour the pictures and copy them too so I think it was better than I expected
Kumon Tracing Booksvery encouraging towards little ones who want to write. The illustrations are beautiful.
Recomendable para niños que saben coger el lápizContinuación del libro ” Mi primer libro de trazos”. Adecuado para 3 años y medio. Está en inglés pero no es relevante para hacer los ejercicios. 78 páginas gruesas a color formato DIN A4. A mis hijas les encantan estos cuadernos.
gabriela beltran –
ExcelenteA mi niña de 3 años le encantó
sara girotti –
libro davvero ben fattoho diversi libri della Kumon e sono davvero piacevolissimi, li consiglio!
Gostamos muito!Ajuda a de fato preparar as habilidades de traçado das crianças. o grau de dificuldade vai aumentando a cada atividade e vi que tem de fato ajudado a melhorar o traçado das crianças. é divertido e fácil de usar. fez sucesso aqui e super indicamos!
Muito bom!Ajuda as crianças obterem um traçado mais preciso. Prática necessária para a escrita.Altamente recomendo.Obs.: Os desenhos são caricaturados, portanto, quase não ajudam com o desenvolvimento do imaginário, porém para o intuito de facilitar o processo da escrita, tanto letras de forma quanto cursivas, eu altamente recomendo.
by Reads, Writes, Reviews –
My kids get through them regularly and love them.i buy loads of these. My kids get through them regularly and love them.
GreatI love kumon
Five StarsMy son loves the workbooks.
2-3 añosEs bonito y les gusta pero la edad adecuada si el niño/a tiene Buena habilidad motriz fina es mas bien 2-3. a los 4 le resulta demasiado facil
Ilustração fracaO método por trás do livro é muito interessante, porém a ilustração poderia ser melhorada e muito.
christine cranley –
Five StarsLove these books
One StarSent back, not what I wanted
Still waiting.Kumon books are usually great and my son was looking to it. Unfortunately having ordered it 8 weeks ago, it still hasn’t arrived.