Meet Mike, a brave New York City firefighter. You can follow him through a typical workday as you color large, clearly drawn pictures of him and his partners.
At the start of Mike's day, he's met at the firehouse door by Chips, the company's pet Dalmation. He then greets Kevin and Patty, who are making lunch in the kitchen; checks important lifesaving gear; and later, when the fire alarm goes off, runs outside to stop traffic so the big engine can safely pull out of the building and head for the fire. At the end of the day, the entire company relaxes in the kitchen.
Thirty exciting, ready-to-color black-and-white illustrations are accompanied by captions.
Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford--the team behind Rhinoceros Tap, the Grammy-nominated #1 New York Times bestseller Philadelphia Chickens, and other toe-tapping book-and-CD sets--bring great words, great music, great performers to children and vintage children alike.
Put a nickel in the jukebox, assuming you can locate a jukebox, and that you remember what a nickel is. Here's legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson singing lead and 10-part harmonies on "Speed Turtle." The incomparable Neil Sedaka crooning "Your Nose." B. B. King brings you a wistful "One Shoe Blues," Gerry and the Pacemakers offer "Mersey Lullaby," and Broadway great Patti LuPone sings--what else--the "Rabbit Tango." And then there's the hit single from Boynton's Your Personal Penguin sung by the impossibly cute Davy Jones of The Monkees. I mean jeepers, even Sha Na Na is here.
And OH The book Boynton has filled it with all things 50s and 60s. And, well, golly, it's so happy and colorful and just terrific, Mister Grab your saddle shoes, plunk two straws into that swell chocolate malt, and let's twist again like we did last century. 119,000 copies in print.
Children who love to color and who delight in solving puzzles will find this book a double treat. Anna Pomaska's charmingly drawn, imaginative scenes, peopled by elves, fairies, and other magical and ordinary creatures, have the added attraction of hidden objects -- animals, numbers, letters, and other items -- cleverly worked into the designs.
Thirty-one pictures include all kinds of objects to hunt for while coloring: fish, birds, mice, rabbits, airplanes, flags, umbrellas, ice cream cones, laughing faces, mermaids, ghosts, and more. Captions for each picture provide story lines and indicate the numbers and kinds of items to locate. Solutions are provided in the back of the book.
How big was the largest dinosaur? The smallest? The fastest? All of these answers and more are in this fact-filled coloring book for children ages 8 and up.
Simply by following the dots, playing hidden word games, doing crossword puzzles, working through mazes, and solving "what's wrong" pictures, kids can learn about the "terrible lizards" that lived millions of years ago.
Young paleontologists will come face to face with such Mesozoic monsters as the long-necked Apatosaurus, three-horned Triceratops, "hollow-tailed" Coelurus, carnivorous Tyrannosaurus, and more.
Fridolf Johnson, noted designer and former editor of American Artist, has created 30 handsome drawings of fabled creatures for this coloring book. Old favorites such as the mermaid, the centaur, and the phoenix are here, as well as some that are not as well known, such as the basilisk, whose glance can kill; the kraken, a huge sea monster sometimes mistaken for an island; and the manticore, who has the body of a lion, a spiked tail with the sting of a scorpion, a man's face with three rows of teeth, and a keen appetite for human flesh.
Take your child's creativity outside Laura C. Martin offers 65 art projects that kids can make with materials found right in their backyard. There's no limit to the imaginative possibilities as children mix paints from colorful flower blossoms, dig clay for molding elf-sized furniture, and craft functional twig baskets. Cultivating a respectful engagement with nature while developing artistic skills, Nature's Art Box is an inspiring handbook for the next generation of expressive and conscientious stewards of the earth's resources.
Origami is an ancient art, yet modern paper folders can still invent fascinating new folds. Origami Paper Animals is filled with new and outstanding folds that will delight, amuse, and inspire paper folders of all ages. They offer a wide variety of designs that are rated according to skill level. Everyone, from beginners to experienced folders, will find something here to delight the hand and eye.
The book opens with four pages of instructions in basic folding techniques, the symbols used in the book and a discussion of the various papers you work with. Then come the specific folds - Origami Paper Animals offers 28 different designs of wild animals and pets, including fish, owl, elephant, heron, penguin, panther, dog, giraffe, grasshopper, turtle, and monkey. Extremely detailed technical drawings, in color, accompany the reader every step of the way from the very first crease through to the remarkable finished creation.
With their elegant and fascinating folds, these are among the most innovative origami books available. They are suited for folders of all ages and skill levels. Thoroughly tested and carefully designed instructions make it possible for anyone to achieve results on the first try.