HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE – The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book

the complete hawaiian reef coloring book


About The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book

Imagine an eco friendly coloring book (printed on recycled paper) that will teach children how to identify over 80 species of reef fishes! The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book includes over 200 colorable illustrations that will not only help the reader learn how to identify each fish, but also teach them about their anatomical features, coloration, body designs, feeding habits and reproductive strategies. Each illustration is accompanied by a complete description of the fish including the common, scientific, and Hawaiian names. In addition, an overview of coral reef ecology has been provided to help the reader understand the relationship between the fishes and the coral reef and the importance of conservation. Parents love to see their kids get interested in science while on vacation! Children and adults of all ages will find this book to be an invaluable source of information about Hawaii?s reef fishes. In fact, this book is recommended by Save our Seas and is being used in classrooms across the country.

When I travel far away from home, I have my own personal survival kit-computer, iPod, cell phone, camera (video and still), paperback, puzzle, and coloring book and crayons–no kidding. Those last two items keep me occupied, so I am never bored. The problem is that most coloring books are for children. This I am not…although some may debate that statement.

Recently Lucid Publishing sent me a copy of The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book. Its quality is fantastic. Its paper is thick, quality bond and takes markers, colored pencils, and crayons. It was classroom tested in grades Kindergarten through Twelve. Kids and adults alike had fun AND learned while using it. My only regret is that it doesn’t have a page showing the fish in color. I suppose the writer thinks the detailed description is enough, but it would aid greatly in choosing just the right color and shading.

This book is recommended by Save Our Seas. Its 200 colorable illustrations are beautiful. The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book has been used in Hawaii as a classroom text. Isn’t that recommendation enough?

The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book
ISBN # 978-0-9793374-0-6
List price $16.95.
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