48 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Pomegranate’s Birds coloring book features 19 drawings of birds based on original art work by Susan Stockdale. Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.
You will find 19 of Susan Stockdale’s pictures featured as line drawings in this coloring book. Her full-colored paintings are also shown as small pictures on the inside front and back covers. When you color in the line drawings, you can copy her originals or you can try out some color combinations of your own. We’ve left the last three pages of the coloring book blank so that you can create your own pictures.
1. The male Ruffed Grouse stands on a log and makes a drumming sound by rotating his wings forward and backward. The loud sound carries through the forest to help attract a mate. (North America)
2. The male Blue-footed Booby lifts his bright blue feet up and down in a show of footwork to attract a female partner. She joins the dance, following the same movements. (Galápagos Islands)
3. A nocturnal bird of prey, the Great Horned Owl silently swoops down to grab mice and other small animals with its powerful talons. (North, Central, and South America)
4. To attract a mate, the male Blue Bird-of-Paradise hangs upside down from a branch and spreads his plumes into a shimmering fan. (Papua New Guinea)
5. The mother American Robin builds a nest and lays three to four blue eggs in it. She sits on the eggs for two weeks to keep them safe and warm. Then the eggs hatch and out come the robin nestlings. (North America)
6. Have you ever seen a Peacock show off his dazzling feathers? He spreads them into a fabulous fan to charm a Peahen. If she likes his display, they'll become mates. (South Asia)
7. The Keel-billed Toucan has a long bill with jagged edges. It works like a knife to slice chunks of fruit. (Southern Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela)
8. The Ostrich, the world’s tallest and heaviest bird, cannot fly. It relies on its long, sturdy legs, each with two strong toes, to run from predators. (Africa)
9. The Red-bellied Woodpecker uses its sturdy beak to drill holes in trees and branches in search of insects. (North America)
10. The Great Crested Grebe carries its babies on its back, nestled in its feathers. (All parts of the world, except North and South America and Antarctica)
11. With its long, thin bill, the Broad-tailed Hummingbird can reach deep inside flowers to lick up nectar with its tongue. Hummingbirds beat their wings up to 38 times per second! (Western United States, Mexico, and Central America)
12. The male Indigo Bunting has brightly colored feathers to attract a female. In contrast, the female bird is drab and plainly colored so she does not stand out while she is on her nest protecting her chicks. (North America)
13. The colorful Paradise Tanager is looking for food but hasn't spotted the two katydids. The katydids’ shape and color match the leaves beneath them, helping them hide from the bird. (South America)
14. The Greater Roadrunner is a poor flyer but runs faster than any other bird native to North America. It has long, powerful legs to chase after lizards, rodents, and snakes. (United States and Mexico)
15. The Great Blue Heron has long legs so it can wade into deep water to find food. The Mottled Duck has short legs, since it floats in shallow water and forages for food on or just beneath the surface. (North America)
16. The Atlantic Puffin is a powerful diver. Propelled by its strong wings and using its feet as rudders, it can reach depths of 200 feet below the surface of the water to hunt for fish. (North Atlantic Ocean)
17. The father African Jacana carries its babies under its wings to keep them warm and dry. (Africa)
18. Baby Emperor Penguins perch on their parents’ feet, where they’re safe. (Antarctica)
19. The male Great Frigatebird has a red-colored throat pouch. When courting, he inflates it like a big balloon. (Pacific, Indian, and Western Atlantic Oceans)
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Susan Stockdale is an award-winning American author and illustrator of children’s picture books that celebrate the natural world. She grew up in Miami, Florida, and spent part of her childhood in Ireland; both places inspired her love of nature and its bright colors. She started painting while in college but did not begin creating children’s books until she had children of her own. The illustrations in this coloring book are from her books Bring On the Birds, Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move, and Nature’s Paintbrush.