With original character sketches and drawings, your artist can explore the whimsical world of Lamby Lambpants and his friends, Snout, Jonesy and Katie Beagle. Spending time with a sassy, disabled toy lamb (and his BIG personality) has never been more fun or magical. Talent not necessary, imagination strongly suggested, crayons not included. Beautiful coloring book for ages 3 and up.
Coloring Book Creator D. Byron Patterson | An Amazon Q&A
Q: Byron, tell us about this world and the characters in this coloring book?
A: Well, I created this lamb character a few years ago. I designed him, gave him a unique voice and a playful, imaginative world. I surrounded him with a group of lovable disabled misfits, some real (like Jonesy the Chinese puppy dragon) and some brought to life (like Lamby or his best friend Snout - both of them toys). I fell in love with the idea of a patchwork family of wounded little magical beings striving to overcome their fears, prejudices and doubts BECAUSE of their physical or emotional disabilities.
Q: Do all the characters in this coloring book have special needs?
A: Well, everyone in Lamby's world is damaged or broken in some way. They all have special needs and must learn to trust and support one another. The collection of stories fill in the details of what makes them special - that's below the surface. The stuff ABOVE the surface is just a LOT of silly, sweet and funny goings-on.
Q: So are there messages?
A: I do my best not to hit young readers over the head with obvious messages about one thing or another. The messages are there BECAUSE of the story and not the other way around. Kids are much smarter than that, so they don't need to be spoon-fed.
|Publisher:||Love & Fleece, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.07(d)|
About the Author
Top-selling storybook, picture and coloring book author D. Byron Patterson is the creator of The Amazing (and Mostly True) Story of How Lamby Got His Pants: A Lamby Lambpants Adventure (for young readers), The Incredible Flying Jonesy: A Lamby Lambpants Adventure (for young readers), The Christmas Witchling (for young readers), and Little Tiger and the Year of the Dragon (a fantasy series for mature young readers). Byron is also an artist, musician, puppeteer, actor and the 1995 1st Runner-Up National Karaoke Champion (don't tell anyone). And now, as Head of Creative Development at Love & Fleece, LLC, his focus is developing characters, telling stories, designing toys and building worlds. Byron lives in Tarpon Springs, Florida with his wife.
Katya Bowser is an Illustrator and Story Artist based out of Burbank, California. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, she attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where she majored in Computer Animation. Her work mainly consists of storyboards, children's books and character designs. Katya provided illustrations for The Amazing (and Mostly True) Story of How Lamby Got His Pants: A Lamby Lambpants Adventure and The Incredible Flying Jonesy: A Lamby Lambpants Adventure, two of Amazon's top-selling children's picture books. She freelances from her Burbank home with her husband Seth and little dog named Mushu.