I couldn't resist putting some of my tickets in the bag for this wonderful coloring book at the California Classic Poultry Show in Hollister last month. The drawings are by wonderful poultry artist Diane Jacky, http://www.dianejacky.com/. The American Poultry Association commissioned the book and sells it from its site, http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/APA_ShoppingMall3.htm. Cackle Hatchery, http://www.cacklehatchery.com/page11.html, and other sites also sell it online. I enjoy coloring and dot to dots and other kids' activities., which is why I sell the Farm Animals Dot-to-Dot on my site. Parents and kids are always interested in it at poultry shows. These pictures are a delight and I look forward to sitting down with my crayons.
The book includes drawings of 50 kinds of poultry, from tiny Japanese bantams to Malay large fowl, Rouen ducks, Royal Palm turkeys and Sebastopol geese. this would make a great gift for any kid -- it's excellent text is accurate and coloring the pictures accurately would be a good project for anyone who wants to learn the breeds. Notice I didn't confine this to a children's audience. I'm sure there are plenty of adults out there who would enjoy picking up this book and spending a quiet hour coloring.