The First Anti-Coloring Book: Creative Activities for Ages 6 and Up

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Overview

A newly repackaged edition of the first book in a series that has sold more than 600,000 copies

A favorite of parents, educators, and therapists since it was first published in 1978, more than 200,000 copies of this first volume from the "draw-from-your-imagination" books have been sold around the world. Praised as "extraordinary, revolutionary" (Newsweek), "imaginative" (The Christian Science Monitor), and "great stuff" (Detroit Free Press), ...

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Overview

A newly repackaged edition of the first book in a series that has sold more than 600,000 copies

A favorite of parents, educators, and therapists since it was first published in 1978, more than 200,000 copies of this first volume from the "draw-from-your-imagination" books have been sold around the world. Praised as "extraordinary, revolutionary" (Newsweek), "imaginative" (The Christian Science Monitor), and "great stuff" (Detroit Free Press), this innovative series has continued to spark the creative impulses in children for years.

Ordinary coloring books inhibit a child's inventiveness with drawings that simply require them to color within the lines. This "anti-coloring" book was designed as an antidote to traditional coloring books, offering children the chance to create their own images.

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"A good solution to the problem of trying to rouse the artist in children without trodding on their creative impulses."--The Atlanta Constitution

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805068429
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: Anti-Coloring Book Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 494,127
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.45 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Striker is the author of the best-selling Anti-Coloring Book series and Young at Art. In 1984, she founded Young at Art, a private art school in Manhattan, which offered classes to young children. Ms. Striker teaches elementary school art in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2010

    Good for Kids that challenge the rules

    This is an excellent book to encourage creative thinking in children that do not enjoy the typical coloring and painting done in most schools. My 10 year old son has always hated coloring and detailed hand written activities. He loves this book and can put as little or as much detail to his drawings as he chooses. He especially enjoyed the pages that had scientific or exploration themes. He even identified with the "Anit-Coloring-Book" title and felt excited by something that seemed to champion his thoughts about having to color preprinted sheets. He never would stay in the lines, (not because he could'nt,); he always felt coloring was a waste of time and energy. I wish I had found this series sooner and looking forward to exploring more of the titles.

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  • Posted July 29, 2014

    I've used the books by Susan Striker with my kids who are now gr

    I've used the books by Susan Striker with my kids who are now grown, and they lie right next to their photo albums for all time. Looking at their creativity and the imagination they used is a lot of fun for me to see sometimes .. and now THEM ! The first Anti-Coloring Book I found was in the Huntington, WV Museum of Art. They're great for adolescents -- and until 12 or 13 at least ... something every grandparent and parent will love. I've given many away for birthdays as it's something kids can actually USE. I spoke with the buyer today when I was in a beautiful museum shop in DeLand, Florida, and she said they sound just like what she needs as it's so hard to find things for that age group. She's probably going to order some. Neat.

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