One the most familiar characters of American folk art is Uncle Sam. His image has spurred people to join the army, give blood, and wave the flag. He has appeared in cartoons and parades across the nation. In his red, white, and blue costume, he is the symbol of America, yet for each artist he takes on just a little different attitude and pose. Al Streetman captures the spirit of Uncle Sam in these 25 patterns. Als creative talent comes through in each one, and his skill as a carver is demonstrated in the carving section. In addition to the patterns the book contains carving tips, step-by-step instructions for carving one of the Uncle Sams, and painting instructions. A gallery of many of Als creations gets the carvers imagination roaring. Als first book, 41 Santa Patterns for Carvers,has already found an excited audience. Were sure that this one will be a welcome addition to every caricature carvers library.