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‘Santa’s Kitty Helpers’ and ‘Cute Christmas’ Coloring Books Review

'Santa's Kitty Helpers' and 'Cute Christmas' Coloring Books Review

I love coloring in coloring books designed for adults while my two kiddos work on their own art projects. My family and I also love all things Christmas. When recently offered the chance to review a copies of Santa’s Kitty Helpers: Holiday Coloring Book and Cute Christmas: Holiday Coloring Book from Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing, in exchange for my honest opinion, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to add two new coloring book titles to my craft cabinet.

Santa’s Kitty Helpers: Holiday Coloring Book

With 64 pages of festive yuletide kitties printed single-sides on archival-grade, acid-free, 200-year paper, Santa’s Kitty Helpers: Holiday Coloring Book by Kayomi Harai provides hours of relaxing creativity for cat and Christmas lovers. The cute kitty designs are perfect to color with markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or gel pens. The coloring book currently costs $5.99 on Amazon.

Kayomi Harai is an award-winning professional artist who worked as a commercial art illustrator and animal portrait artist in her native Japan before moving to California. She is known for her watercolor paintings of bright-eyed cats in precarious situations, with her lifelike artistry captivating collectors for years. Her works have been exhibited around the world and are licensed in collectible plates, figurines, puzzles, t-shirts, prints, posters, and greeting cards.

As soon as my first grader saw Santa’s Kitty Helpers: Holiday Coloring Book, she begged me to let her color some of the pages because she loves cats. The coloring book measures 8.6 by 0.2 by 10.8 inches with thicker pages suitable for coloring with a variety of utensils. All the designs appear on one page, and the book easily opens to a flat position for easier coloring. The whimsical kittens in Christmas scenes are absolutely adorable. I plan to give the coloring book to my daughter for her birthday in December, and I know that she will be thrilled!

Front Cover of 'Santa's Kitty Helpers' Inside Pages of 'Santa's Kitty Helpers' 1

Inside Pages of 'Santa's Kitty Helpers' 2 Inside Pages of 'Santa's Kitty Helpers' 3

Cute Christmas: Holiday Coloring Book

Celebrate the Christmas season with adorable kitties, puppies, and other critters with the 64-page Cute Christmas: Holiday Coloring Book by Jenny Newland and William Vanderdasson. Printed single sided on extra-thick artist paper for easier coloring with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors, each design comes matched with an inspiring Christmas quote. Pages are perforated for removal for gifting or display. The coloring book currently costs $5.01 on Amazon with a list price of $5.99.

Best known for her realistic portraits of animals that come to life with colorful detail and sweet expressions, award-winning professional artist Jenny Newland creates adorable puppies and kittens and beautiful wildlife paintings using her own unique style of combining acrylics with brush and airbrushing techniques. She is able to capture the personalities of her adorable subjects so well because she has surrounded herself and her family with four dogs, fifteen cats, and various farm animals. Her animal art has been licensed for greeting cards, banners, puzzles, prints, gift tins, mugs, designer fabrics, t-shirts, and many other items.

Renowned for his realistic renderings of lovable animals, William Vanderdasson has spent the past thirty years as a versatile artist and illustrator. His work has been used on greeting cards, wrapping paper, and many other products with great success.

Just as with Santa’s Kitty Helpers: Holiday Coloring Book, my first grader was equally excited about Cute Christmas: Holiday Coloring Book. She loves all the puppies, kittens, and other animals along with the holiday theme. The coloring book measures 8.6 by 0.2 by 10.8 inches with thicker pages suitable for coloring with a variety of utensils. All the adorable designs appear printed single-sided, and the book easily opens to a flat position for easier coloring. My daughter will be super thrilled when I give her the sweet Christmas coloring book for her upcoming birthday!

Front Cover of 'Cute Christmas' Inside Pages of 'Cute Christmas' 1

Inside Pages of 'Cute Christmas' 2 Inside Pages of 'Cute Christmas' 3

Final Verdict

Santa’s Kitty Helpers: Holiday Coloring Book and Cute Christmas: Holiday Coloring Book from Design Originals offer adorable holiday designs of kittens, puppies, and other little creatures to color with a variety of utensils including markers, colored pencils, gel pens, and watercolors. Each 64-page coloring book retails with a current list price of $5.99, quite reasonable for an adult coloring book. The sweet black and white pictures through each book will be a joy for my animal- and Christmas-loving 6-year-old daughter to color. I definitely recommend both coloring books to Christmas and animal fans!

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‘Santa’s Kitty Helpers’ and ‘Cute Christmas’ Coloring Books Review © 2017 Heather Johnson
Front Cover of ‘Santa’s Kitty Helpers’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Santa’s Kitty Helpers’ 1 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Santa’s Kitty Helpers’ 2 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Santa’s Kitty Helpers’ 3 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Front Cover of ‘Cute Christmas’ © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Cute Christmas’ 1 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Cute Christmas’ 2 © 2017 Heather Johnson
Inside Pages of ‘Cute Christmas’ 3 © 2017 Heather Johnson

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