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Audubon's Birds of America Coloring Book Paperback – June 1, 1974
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From the Back Cover
Including the red-winged blackbird, painted bunting, wood duck, great blue heron, ruby-throated hummingbird, purple finch, and blue jay, 46 different species of birds from all parts of the United States are included in this book. The pictures have been faithfully redrawn by Paul E. Kennedy from originals by John James Aububon (1785–1851), the most famous American painter-naturalist.
For each species, the caption supplies the modern common and scientific names and the current range (by general region). No distinction is made between breeding range and winter range. Only the area of the United States, exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii, is considered. The birds shown are usually adult males when the caption does not give the information on age and sex.
Audubon's original plates, numbered to correspond to the pages of the book, have been reproduced in color on the covers. If you follow them, you will not only have a great deal of coloring pleasure, but you will also learn how to identify many important birds.
Top Customer Reviews
The colorer has two approaches to a finished product: (1) go wild, use the imagination, use colors of your choice, or (2) try to recreate Audubon's colors.
The pages are nicely done, including enough detail for advanced colorers, and certainly large enough (11 x 8) to have fun displaying the completed artwork. The quality of the paper certainly surpasses that of most common coloring books.
Among the included birds are these: American Flamingo, Purple Finch, Screech Owl, Brown pelican (my state bird), Robin, White-throated Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, and, of course, the Wild Turkey.
In case the colorer does not have an actual Audubon book for a guide, Kennedy includes three pages of small illustrations from Audubon's book.
One could spend a pleasant hour doing something else, but an hour with Audubon, an array of coloring tools before you, Haydn's "Piano Concerto No 2" with Maurizio Pollini on the CD player, and a cup of coffee in reach--now there's an hour of bliss!
|Length: 2:20 Mins|
This coloring book is a must have for the bird enthusiasts! The book consists of 46 coloring pages. It will keep you busy for quite a while. Each page has a front and back image to color. What is really nice is that on the inside front cover, the back inside cover, and the back cover there are actual pictures that match the coloring page. They are in color, the way that the birds look in nature. Each image is numbered and it corresponds to the same numbered page.
Just a note. This coloring book should only be used with coloring pencils. I tried a page using my Bic coloring markers and they bled through the page. It ruined the image on the back of the page. Because each page has an image on the front and the back, if you use markers, you will only be able to color one side. If you use coloring pencils, they will not bled through and you can use all of the pages. You can try to color the pages based on the pictures provided or you can color them to your liking. Coloring pencils will also help to blend the earth-toned colors of the trees and branches. Either way, the coloring book has a mixture of large images, small detailed prints and some with black shadowing.
Having the pictures definitely provides some fun and helps to take the guess work out of which colors to chose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gave to a bird watching Friend & she was really impressed. The inside covers hold the original Audubon photos to help you build %%Published 8 days ago by Kathleen Igo
Love this book!!! Awesome detail and a must have for the bird lover!!Published 11 days ago by Tampa
Another great coloring book for my coloring addiction...you know what I mean don't you.Published 27 days ago by PLarsen