Ever since we published our happily received Santa's ABC Coloring Book a few years back we have been watching for a fine old coloring book to add to our publications. Finally, in a Paris flea market, we found what we sought - Album a Colorier. It brings French style to the coloring book, and now we bring it to you.
Originally published in 1942, Album a Colorier boasts excellent design, and is wonderfully evocative of a French child's life in the mid-20th century. There are beautiful color pictures of children at home, at school and at play. We visit homes, parks and the seaside, and see the children cook, play storekeeper, ski and have a picnic. Black and white versions of most of these images allow the user to recreate the loveliness, while at the same time journeying to another place and time.