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Mother's Day, Father's Day coloring cards inspired by classic picture books

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“And it was still hot…"

Seven hand drawn and digitally edited greeting cards.

Each card displays a re-worked image from a classic picture book, selected on the theme of mothers - or caregivers, space-givers, nurturers, and listeners everywhere.

"Chicka Chicka Mother's Day" is part of the set - also freely available as an individual download.


“Mamas and papas and uncles and aunts hug their little dears, then dust their pants.” Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault and Lois Ehlert

“His mother saw that he was not lonesome, and because she was an understanding mother, even though she was a cow, she let him just sit there and be happy.” The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, drawings by Robert Lawson

“He told his mother all about his adventures while she took off his wet socks. And he thought and thought and thought about them.” The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

“And it was still hot.” Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

“If you run away, I will run after you. For you are my little bunny.” The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

Are you my mother?” Are You My Mother by PD Eastman

“Mama Llama’s always near, even if she’s not right here.” Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Seven black and white PDFs

- ready to print, cut out and color

- thick card stock recommended

- allow time for ink to dry before coloring

Seven full color PDFs based on the color scheme of the original books

- ready to print

- choose glossy or matte paper

- recommended for photo quality printers only

Fourteen image files

- use in presentations

- use when making other printable materials (no restrictions)

- seven black and white; seven full color

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