Have you been enjoying Melanie Hope Greenberg’s free coloring pages? It’s time to print out her latest Valentines coloring page featuring a heart-decorated whale and a couple of love-struck fish.
I’ve found that coloring pages have been a useful tool when getting New Kid to exercise his fine motor skills. He tends to quit free draw and writing activities quickly, claiming that he’s tired. However, when I give him a coloring page, he stays at the table for a bit longer.
If you live in the NYC area and like to meet Melanie, you can do so this weekend, February 9th at the HipTot Festival in Brooklyn. Grammy award winner, Father Goose is playing!
More about Melanie:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books, including Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is. Her latest book, Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists.
Melanie was an artist-in-residence at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts and conducts author-illustrator workshops and public schools and libraries all over the country. Her illustrations have been published internationally and are available at her illustration website.
Melanie loves to connect with parents and caregivers on her facebook page. You can also visit Melanie’s Blog to find out find out how you can get one of her books autographed. They make lovely gifts, especially for kids who might like diggers or mermaids. You wouldn’t happen to know any kids like that, would you?
This coloring page and others will be collected on a Pinterest board.
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