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Butterflies Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book) Paperback – November 25, 1992


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 5
  • Series: Dover Nature Coloring Book
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (November 25, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486273350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486273358
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

This treasury of detailed, accurately rendered illustrations (including two double-page spreads) invites coloring book enthusiasts to bring over 40 species of butterflies to life in vivid color. Here are such delicately beautiful creatures as the black, salmon-orange, white and blue painted lady, the rapid-flying dogface butterfly, with wing markings that look like a poodle's profile, and a host of others: pipevine swallowtail, monarch, buckeye, white admiral, olive hairstreak, Milbert's tortoiseshell, great spangled fritillary, ruddy daggerwing, fiery skipper, mourning cloak, tiger swallowtail, red admiral, and many more, all of them found in the United States or Canada.
Fact-filled captions provide information about each species' coloration, range, habitat, special characteristics, and more. All are shown in full color on the covers. An excellent source of nature illustrations for artists and craftspeople, this delightful coloring book can also be used as an accurate, inexpensive nature identification guide.
Original Dover (1992) publication.

About the Author

Jan Sovak is an illustrator, designer, and fine artist recognized as one of Canada's foremost natural history illustrators. With advanced degrees in both fine art and zoology, Jan has had his work published in over 170 books in more than 15 languages. His illustrations have also appeared on educational television and on Discovery Channel Worldwide. 

Customer Reviews

My grand-daughter will love this.
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Beautifully detailed renditions of 40 butterflies with a coloring page for each, along with information on the butterflies at the bottom of each page.
C. R. Waite
The pictures are wonderfully detailed in this coloring book.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a pleasant coloring book. Butterflies are show in their habitat and good descriptions are given about their coloring and habitat. The backgrounds are fairly detailed, but in some this ways eliminates details in the butterflies themselves. Colored reference drawings are included in the cover for reference. I'd recommend this book for pleasure drawing for anyone school age and up.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By vancalicocat on December 28, 2006
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I chose this coloring book for my five years old daughter who loves butterflies and coloring. The lines are bold and simple, yet detailed enough to get the complex coloring, if she desires. The pages also contain descriptions of each butterflies. She is now looking forward to plant flowers that will welcome the butterflies in the spring.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By AnnieG on February 1, 2006
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We use this coloring book when the kids need a break during homeschool. The pictures are detailed and best for kids 5+. Each page has a short paragraph about the butterfly along with the common and latin names. The only complaint I have is that the color pictures are on the inside cover of the book, so you have to keep flipping back to the cover if you want to color the butterfies accurately.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michelle L. Dees on April 12, 2011
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VERY nice colouring book! Glossy cover paperback, each page is reproduced in miniature on the inside front & back cover detailing what colours should be used if you wanted to be accurate. Each butterfly page has the common and scientific names of the butterfly shown as well as some information about them. Rather than simply a colouring book, I'd consider this learning material as well especially if you utilized a North America map to show what area they typically are found in, and talks relating to how even insects are endangered by pollution and loss of natural habitat. Some pictures include pupae and caterpillar as well as the adult butterfly.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nana on January 30, 2010
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Excellent, excellent value as are all the Dover Coloring Books I have purchased. This and several other Dover books were Christmas presents for a 7 year old. She loves nature and the the detail on each page stimulates her imagination, questions arise leading to research - fun-filled learning experiences on Google. Great buddy project for adult and child. Also nice for stencils, projection work onto water color materials. A must for nature-loving, budding young artists and adults.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Bonfield on April 10, 2007
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I just purchased these Dover COloring Books for my mother and she loves them. The detail is out of this world and the variety of colors you can use are only limited by your inagination. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sunflowerturbine on February 6, 2012
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The drawings are very detailed which is great. I'm an artist myself, but still love to color, and this one is chock full of so much detail, plus the little factoids are a great addition. It's so great, I'll probably just make copies from it. :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cathy on January 14, 2011
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This is a lovely coloring book. It's small, fine detailed drawings and the information written underneath is better suited for older kids. I bought it for my 6-year-old and I'll be hanging on to it for a couple of years.
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