By Dianne Gaspas-Ettl, Coloring Books

This intriguing coloring e-book, documenting the natural world of the African plains, will thrill colorists and nature enthusiasts alike. 41 sensible scenes (including 4 double-page spreads), meticulously researched and appropriately rendered via artist Dianne Gaspas-Ettl, depict numerous wild animals of their ordinary habitats.
Included are ready-to-color illustrations of an impressive giraffe at a water gap, a matriarch and herd of African elephants, a cheetah with its younger on an deserted termite mound, a yellow-winged bat amid the blossoms of the baobab tree, village weaverbirds' nests placing from umbrella acacia, and lots more and plenty extra. Descriptive captions accompany every one representation, picking out matters by means of universal and Latin names and in short describing the environment.

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Sturdy little boy, who loved to kick and to strike out with his fists but even if he had been weak and small they would still have thought him the most wonderful creature upon earth, and so absorbed were they in making plans for him, that they never noticed a huge dark shadow creeping up, till a horrible head with gleaming teeth stretched over them, and in an instant their beloved baby was snatched away. For a while the king and queen remained where they were, speechless with horror. Then the king rose slowly, ; and holding out his hand to his wife, led her \veeping and for many days their subjects saw no more of them.

At any rate, I can but try and bring them making. ' Now, of course, it was not proper to offer the princess in marriage, and the difficulty was to work upon the unconscious king so as to get the proposal to come from him. But the ambassador was well used to the ways of THE BLUE PAEEOT 10 and after several conversations on the art of painting, which Lino loved, he led the talk to portraits, and mentioned carelessly that a particularly fine picture had lately been made of his own princess. ' The king took ' Ah ' he it, and looked at it closely.

By-and-by she gave up doing even that, and people in the palace spoke with low voices, and even ! Geirlaug and Grethari. trod gently and moved quietly when they drew near her room. At length, one morning, they were sent for by the king himself, who, his eyes red with weeping, told them that the queen was dead. Great was the sorrow of the two children, for they had loved the queen very dearly, and life seemed dull without But the lady-in-waiting who took care of them in the tower which had been built for them while they were her.

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