Monday, November 23, 2009

Fairy Tale Coloring Books

And today I offer coloring and activity books with fairy tale themes.

Rackham Fairy Tale Stained Glass Coloring Book: This one is my favorite since I adore the stained glass coloring books from Dover--see the Tiffany and Wizards and Dragons ones--along with several members of my family. My mom loves the art ones and gets them to color with her grandchildren. I like using markers and seeing the jewel-tone effects the translucent paper creates. Then add in the illustrations by Rackham and I'm really happy with these.

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Stained Glass Coloring Book: More stained glass! Sixteen ready-to-color scenes from tales by one of the world's great storytellers depict characters from "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Princess on the Pea," "The Nightingale," "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," and 10 other classics.

Rackham's Fairy Tale Coloring Book: Coloring pages adapted from Arthur Rackham's drawings for several Grimm fairy tales including Hansel and Gretel, King Thrushbear, Doctor Know-All, and others.

Fairy Tale Hidden Picture Coloring Book: This one is a coloring book with the short versions of the tales included for reading as well as hidden elements in the pictures to find. Lots of stuff to do with this one!

Color Your Own Great Fairy Tale Illustrations: Lovely drawings of Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Puss in Boots, Rapunzel, the Three Pigs, and other beloved characters will delight colorists of all ages. Includes 30 reproductions of works by Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, Warwick Gobel, Heath Robinson, Charles Folkard, and others.

Favorite Fairy Tales Coloring Book: Thirty fun-to-color illustrations take youngsters to the make-believe world of Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Thumbelina, Beauty and the Beast, the Golden Goose, Pinocchio, the Ugly Duckling, and other beloved characters — all portrayed in familiar surroundings.

Sleeping Beauty Coloring Book: Thirty ready-to-color drawings invite children to color memorable scenes from the beloved fairy tale about a princess who falls into a 100-year sleep and wakes to the kiss of a handsome prince. Charming drawings are accompanied by the complete text set in large, easy-to-read type, ready to charm new generations of readers and coloring book fans. 30 black-and-white line illustrations.

The Little Mermaid Coloring Book: Beloved classic about the little mermaid who falls in love with a prince, presented complete and unabridged, along with 31 large, ready-to-color illustrations. Engaging drawings depict magical underworld of Sea King and his six lovely mermaid daughters, the splendid turreted palace of the young prince, the evil sea witch and her dark domain, and much more.

Snow White Coloring Book: Beloved tale retold in 19 finely detailed drawings depicting the jealous Queen before her magic mirror, the Seven Dwarfs sung little cottage, the Queen, in disguise, offering Snow White a poisoned apple, the handsome prince who brings the young maiden back to life, and more. Includes full text, set in large, easy-to-read type. (This one appears to be out of print, alas.)

Listen and Color: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales Book and CD: Eight tales by one of the world's greatest storytellers come to life in this entertaining book and CD set. Listen to lively, narrated versions of "The Little Mermaid," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess on the Pea," while coloring 40 scenes from these and 5 other tales. The 60-minute CD features 3 stories.

Here are three more stained glass coloring books--these are miniature ones though, half the page size of the ones shown above. Great for traveling away from home or stuffing stockings if you do that type of thing.

This last one may be out of print, but I had to share it anyway.

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