My kids love to color so when I received an opportunity to review the The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book for the 2010 Holiday Shopping Guide, I was eager to accept.
The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book is both the winner of the Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children’s Products Award, 2010 and the Creative Child Magazine 2010 Book of the Year Award.
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.
Lucid Hawaii and Lucid Publishing are dedicated to producing high-quality, eco friendly, artistic and educational publications with a Hawaiian flair and as such are a green company.
When The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book came in, I was amazed at the amount of detail within it’s pages.
Each fish is accompanied by a complete description and there are pages devoted to mouth design and fin design, as well.
While I typically would not endorse spending more than a few dollars on a coloring book, this book goes far beyond just coloring and is a worthy purchase. While I don’t expect my two toddlers to be able to learn all of the facts in this book, they can learn about sea life and the names of the fish contained within. I can see this book as one that will be used for years to come.
I caught Mister thumbing through it and pointing to the fish and talking about them. He has taken an interest in fish since seeing a Marlin and Mako Shark hanging in the doctor’s office.
The book would also be a great gift for your high schooler entering the land of biology classes.