How would you color a Crabby Crab Cabbie? How would you ornament an Outlandish, Oboe-playing Octopus? In his book The Amazing Animal Alphabet of Twenty-Six Tongue Twisters
(Pomegranate, 2013), artist and author Robert Pizzo assembled a cast of crazy critters to star in twenty-six tiny, tongue-twisting tales—one for every letter of the alphabet. He did the coloring in that book himself, setting his maniacal menagerie in a collection of captivatingly chaotic, brightly colored contexts. Now it’s your turn: this coloring book offers Robert’s same twenty-six tongue-torturing tableaux in black-and-white line drawings that cry out for creative coloring!
Should the Abstract Artist Alligator be gargoyle green? Or petunia pink? Should the Zeppole-eating Zebra sport his standard stripes? Or perhaps purple polka dots? It’s entirely up to you. So grab your greens and round up your reds! Lasso your lavenders and break out the blues! The ABC’s have never been so fun. And if you just can’t stop when you’ve finished Robert’s alphabet—keep going! An additional blank coloring page at the end awaits your boundlessly brilliant imagination. Just remember, when all the pages are colored and the crayons are put away, you still won’t truly be finished until you can say each of Robert’s tongue twisters three times fast. Better start practicing! Better start practicing! Better start practicing!
Sample of Selections:
- Abstract Artist Alligator Always Aims Atrociously Askew.
- Big Brown Bull Blasts off a Badly Built Bright Blue Bicycle.
- Crabby Crab Cabbie Cruises in a Cool Classic Checker Cab.
- Delicate Dainty Dragonfly Darts from Daisies to Daffodils.
- Enormously Elegant Elephant wears Electric Easter-Egg Earrings.