Coloring Book For Adults is Full of Intricate Urban Cityscapes

In an attempt to make pastimes more enjoyable and intellectually productive for adults, Chronicle Books has published a stress relieving or stress-inducing (whichever way you  look at it) coloring book titled Fantastic Cities, featuring intricate architectural illustrations of the most famous cities around the world. With 60 cities to fill in, from New York to Istanbul, Amsterdam to India, the activity requires a keen eye and good deal of patience on the part of painter.

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The Colors of Us (1999)

“My name is Lena and I am seven. I am the color of cinnamon. Mom says she could eat me up.”

Lena is going to paint a picture of herself. She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when Lena and her mother take a walk through their neighborhood, Lena sees that there are many different shades and tones of brown. Seen from an artist’s point of view, skin colors are subtle, varied–and cause for celebration!

Karen Katz created this book for her daughter, Lena, whom she and her husband adopted from Guatemala six years ago.

By Karen Katz 

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