i got these coloring books for the girls for christmas and they are so much fun. endless entertainment. i think i like them even more than the kids do. the books are published by design originals. i found the dapper animals and the hipster books at michaels. i had to order the world traveler book on amazon. i very highly recommend them. next time you're snowed in, for seven days, with no school, and four children, they will come in handy and you will thank me. seriously, that was quite a week. we fluctuated between cozy cuddly snow time adventures and reenactments of the shining. you know how it is::
i'm sure this may be some kind of copyright infringement, but we recently started photocopying our favorite pages out of new coloring books. there are always a handful of pages that everyone loves and would like to color, and we have a printer that scans, so it just makes sense. we now have a big stuffed "coloring pages" folder and life is good. as we thumbed through these new ones to make our picks, i noticed that they are all by the same artist: thaneeya mcardle. on her site, she has additional pages that are sold as ebooks. you can find them here. once you've ordered an ebook you have it as a pdf and can print off pages endlessly! ocd moms rejoice!! we got groovy animals (our ultimate favorite by far), mandalas and folk art birds and we burned through a few ink cartridges the next morning. it was all very exciting. with so many little spaces to fill in, a nice set of fine tipped markers would be a good idea if you invest in the books or ebooks. happy coloring!