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Good Dog Carl and the Baby Elephant

The newest Carl book has just arrived! The beloved baby-sitting Rottweiler has a baby elephant as well as his little mistress, Madeleine, to shepherd around this time. A baby elephant can be a good deal of trouble, it turns out, in spite of being very cute.

Order a copy in the month of July and it will be signed by Alexandra Day and Carl for the regular price of $14.95.

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Books & Readers Text

Summer is a great time to do more reading. Children are out of school and have more time to hone their reading skills on the road to becoming lifelong readers; adult readers embark on all those books they have been meaning to get to.

Send one of our lovely card images, or buy a child a book to celebrate and encourage this wonderful occupation.

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Coloring Books

Inspirations from Nature: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring the Illustrations of Ernst Haeckel

Featuring the Illustrations of Ernst Haeckel features twenty-four images from the great biologist to color. Printed on high-quality, uncoated paper at a generous 8 1/2" x 11", this coloring book for grownups is sure to delight coloring enthusiasts of all levels. For this exciting new coloring book for grown-ups, we have selected pictures from his Art Forms in Nature, the loveliest of his many great books. These images offer both challenges and a sense of peace to colorists of all skill levels.

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Fantastic Women: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring the Illustrations of Don Blanding

Featuring the Illustrations of Don Blanding includes twenty-four images of glamorous ladies to color. Printed on high-quality, uncoated paper at a generous 8 1/2" x 11". He illustrated his many, popular, books with mostly black-and-white drawings that we here at Laughing Elephant find delightful, and have culled for this lovely new coloring book for grown-ups.

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Cards to Color

Cards to Color: Inspirations from Nature

Eight beautiful scientific illustrations to color, enjoy, keep, or give away. Inspired by the lovely and exciting trend of coloring books for grownups, we developed Cards to Color. These boxed notecards are intended to decorate, color, and keep or send to appreciative friends. Each box contains eight cards and accompanying envelopes. Cards to Color: Inspirations from Nature features the scientific illustrations of the nineteenth century German scientist Ernest Haeckel. Richly detailed and strangely beautiful, these images will delight and amaze coloring enthusiasts and neophytes both.

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Cards to Color: Fantastic Women

Eight enchanting images of dynamic women to color, enjoy, keep, or give away. Inspired by the lovely and exciting trend of coloring books for grownups, we developed Cards to Color. These boxed notecards are intended to decorate, color, and keep or send to appreciative friends. Each box contains eight cards and accompanying envelopes. Cards to Color: Exotic Women features the pen-and-ink drawings of “the vagabond poet” Don Blanding, a writer and artist of the mid-twentieth century. Don Blanding, a newspaper columnist and seasoned traveler, loved tropical locales and beautiful women, and these featured prominently in his work. This collection of eight of his stylized–almost sculptural–women, will please the coloring enthusiast.

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