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Working Boats Coloring Book

Working Boats Coloring Book

By Tom Crestodina and Text by Tele Aadsen


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"Boys and girls — and grown-ups — intrigued by the maritime world of the North Pacific will get much pleasure and a pack of insider knowledge from Tom Crestodina’s Working Boats." (New York Times)

This richly illustrated coloring book, inspired by the bestselling picture book, is perfect for coloring enthusiasts of all ages who are curious about boats and the maritime world.

Step into the fascinating world of the maritime community, with this fun and gorgeous coloring book filled with Tom Crestodina's illustrations of intriguing working boats and lively maritime scenes. Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will love bringing this dynamic world to life in full color.

This engaging coloring book features 31 full-page illustrations for coloring. Facing pages include information about the subjects of each of the drawings, with text by essayist Tele Aadsen, which is paired with vignette illustrations that also invite coloring.

Set in a region steeped in the maritime industry, this coloring book celebrates the boats and the lives of people who work in this industry, and gives coloring enthusiasts everywhere a peek into the fascinating world of working boats.

About the contributor(s)

Born in the Midwest, artist Tom Crestodina has been working as a fisherman in Alaska for over 20 years and studied marine engineering at the Seattle Maritime Academy. After the birth of his first child with his wife, Ania, he began making cutaway drawings of the vessels he was working on as a way to communicate with his small child while he was at sea. After other seafarers began to ask for drawings of their own vessels, he went on to document the maritime trades in his whimsical style, and his work is now carried in shops and galleries all over the Pacific coast of North America. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, with Ania and their two children.

Tele Aadsen is a commercial fisherman and the author of a collection of essays, What Water Holds. In summer she lives on the ocean in Southeast Alaska, aboard the F/V Nerka with her partner Joel, and she lives on land in winter in Bow, Washington, where she markets their catch through Nerka Sea Frozen Salmon and performs annually with Oregon's FisherPoets Gathering. Her name is pronounced "Tell-ah."

Book details

ISBN: 9781632175069
Publisher: Little Bigfoot
Date published:
Page count: 64
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction / Transportation / Boats, Ships & Underwater Craft, Juvenile Nonfiction / Activity Books / Coloring, and Juvenile Nonfiction / Travel
Ages: 7 to 10

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