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Wild Animals Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)

Press: Dover Publications; Clr Csm edition (October 1, 1987)
Publication Date:1987-10
Author Name:Green, John


With this charming and instructive coloring book youngsters (and adults) can learn a great deal about the world's wild creatures and have fun at the same time. 
Detailed, accurate, ready-to-color illustrations depict 47 species from around the globe, including the rhinoceros (black, white, and Indian), Grant's zebra, impala, giraffe, camel (dromedary and Bactrian), European and American bison, llama and vicuña, giant panda, elephant (Indian and African), gnu (wildebeest), chimpanzee, hippopotamus and pygmy hippopotamus, gorilla, snow leopard, yak, Asiatic buffalo (water buffalo), jaguar, bighorn sheep, black bear, polar bear, black-backed jackal, reindeer (caribou), tiger, red kangaroo, giant anteater, and more.Each illustration is accompanied by a brief caption describing the habits of the species; many depict the animals as they might appear in their natural habitat — lions drowsing in the heat of the African veldt, a leopard lying in ambush on a limb, a giant panda contentedly munching bamboo, a polar bear and her cub surveying their icy domain, and more.
Several double-page spreads depict exciting scenes of predator-prey relationships: muskoxen warily eying a pack of wolves, a mountain lion stalking mountain goats, and others.
Colorists of all ages will find this exciting new volume irresistible; artists and designers will also find practical use for these accurately rendered royalty-free illustrations.

About the Author

For more than 20 years, John Green has created popular Dover coloring books. 
He specializes in realistic drawings of people, animals, and places, and his recent titles range from Life in Old Japan to Dogs to Paint or Color.


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Comment List (Total:18)

  •     Beautifully made illustrations! Plus adding information into the content makes this book that much more worth the money. Coloring books on animals should always be made like this!

  •     Son loves it

  •     i bought it for my art loving 11 year old! he totally loves it! nice quality paper!

  •     this was bought as a gift

  •     Gift

  •     Purchased many of these coloring books for my daughter and they are entertaining for her and educational. Great products.

  •     this is not like the other Dover coloring books that I'm used to but I do really like it. this one even included a two page spread of a Savannah scene with lions which I really loved

  •     I really love these coloring books and will enjoy them! Thank you for your fast and friendly service!Kathy

  •     great

  •     So relaxing

  •     Christmas gift for nephew - he loved it!

  •     I never would've guessed my friend and neighbor, who drives a bulldozer for a living, would be the type to sit down with a coloring book but his colorings are beautiful and not juvenile at all. And he says, which also never occurred to me, that coloring is very relaxing. I never saw it that way as a kid but looking back, I guess coloring was actually relaxing. I'm very impressed with his, what I'm gonna call, artwork. He's somewhat picky about what he wants to color. The more detail in a pic to color, the better. And he's been very satisfied with the books I picked out for his birthday. He loves that the art of each of the pics to color is so detailed. He has bragged about my choices and so has anyone else who he's bragged to that I picked them out. I've never seen such beauty in a coloring book myself. I bought four of them and they all deserve the same praise so I guess I'll just copy and paste this review on each of the products.

  •     great product

  •     Love this coloring book!

  •     Bought for a 10 year old.The descriptions are more of an 8th grade reading level, but the parent could read them to the child. The font is about size ten. The description gives the Latin name for the animal, as well as the general color, size, and weight of the animal. The information has interesting facts along the lines of endangered or not, sometimes what ancient peoples thought about them.The pages seem to be about 20 to 22 pound weight, and smooth, so should take pencils, or watercolor. But they are printed on both sides and so may have color bleed through if using pens or watercolor. (Intricate Ink, by Tim Jeffs is drawn only on one side, and the background is black so that when the person finishes coloring the picture, it appears more like a finished work of art. Or there is coloring over greyscale pictures like in the coloring book of Jade Summer, Animals in Grayscale...with the right media you might be able to make a very attractive picture with either of those coloring books.) This will do fine for children, and Dover has many subject areas that educate and entertain. BUT I do wish the font was larger for the grandparents.Some of the pictures have a background scene, some are just the animal. Of the 47 species there are color pictures of 12 of the pictures shown, go give the colorist an idea of what the animal is supposed to look like.

  •     Great book, love the art work, paper is normal copy paper so markers could not be used if you are concerned about bleed through and watercolours could also not be used as the paper would pill but a joy to colour with any other medium.

  •     Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My! What a wonderful book! Full page, detailed animal illustrations (eyes, stripes, etc), to color with crayons, colored or water color pencils, for animal lovers of all ages. Add in the Dover copyright (see below) allowing you to copy these pages for craft and graphics projects, and the possibilities are unlimited.A coloring/reference/craft book with illustrations on front and back or each page, with 39 illustrations, including four 2 page illustrations, of large, land-dwelling, mammals, arranged geographically by continents, with a brief caption relating to each animal at the bottom of every page. Printed on heavy weight, bright white paper.Did you know; there are 3 species of Zebra; or that the North American Grizzly, Kodiak, and European brown bear are all same specie called the Brown Bear; Bighorn Sheep engage in butting duels that last up to 20 hours; or that the llama is a member of the camel family? I didn’t until I read the descriptive captions under each Illustration. Gotta love this book!1. Large, Land-Dwelling Mammals, Arranged geographically, by continents;NORTH AMERICA; Puma hunting Mountain goats (2 pg), Black Bear, Polar Bear, North American Grizzly and Moose (2pg), American Bison, Bighorn Sheep, Gray wolf (2pg),SOUTH AMERICA; Jaguar, llama, Armadillo, Giant Anteater,AFRICA: Baboon, Chimpanzee, Gorilla, African Elephant, Wildebeest, African buffalo, Lion (2pg),Giraffe, Impala, Warthog, Hippopotamus, Burchell’s zebra, White Rhinoceros, Black Rhinoceros, Black Backed Jackal, Cheetah, Leopard, Bactrian Camel,ASIA; Malayan tapir, Orangutan, Giant Panda, Yak, Water Buffalo, Snow Leopard, Tiger, Indian Elephant,EUROPE; Reindeer, European BisonAUSTRAILIA; Red Kangaroo,COPY RIGHT allows: Dover Copy Right permission inside front cover: You may use the designs and illustrations for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission, provided that you include no more than four in the same publication or project for additional uses write Dover Publishing.PLANET FRIENDLY PUBLISHING;Dover is committed to Planet friendly publishing, helping customers make greener choices: pages printed on paper made with 30% post-consumer waste and cover with 10% post-consumer waste. According to Environmental Defenses Paper Calculator by using this paper the following environmental benefits were achieved :( 60 Trees saved, 5,376 pounds of air emissions eliminated, 21,900 gallons of water saved, and 2,870 pounds of Solid Waste Eliminated.)

  •     I love the pictures but they are two-sided so I have to make copies as the markers I use bleed thru.


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