What’s the easiest way to transport yourself to an island with lush greenery, blue waves and a warm breeze? With our newest coloring page, of course! This month’s coloring page from Melanie Hope Greenberg is straight from the pages of her picture book Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat.
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The charming Aunt Lilly owns a Brooklyn laundromat where she sorts, washes, dry and folds laundry, all the while thinking about her childhood in Haiti. Lilly takes pride in her work and when she has a quiet moment she creates paintings based on her childhood memories.
With Melanie’s coloring page, your child can experience their own quiet moment with art. And they will love designing their own art for the frame around the main illustration.
Download and print the coloring page (by clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service; see end of post for details*): Aunt Lilly Island Life Coloring Page
Here’s what the illustration looks like in Melanie’s book, Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat.
Melanie discusses the illustration she chose for the coloring page:
This art is about the tradition theme of the book as Aunt Lilly thinks back to her own childhood with her grandmother brushing her hair and singing the song Aunt Lilly sings at the beginning of the book. Aunt Lilly also sings the same song at the end of the book with her young niece.
Guess what! We have more Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat coloring pages:
- Aunt Lilly coloring page (book cover)
- Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat village shop coloring page templates. Make your own village scene!
For more on Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat:
If you contact Melanie she will send you a free teacher’s guide for Aunt Lilly’s Laundromat (as well as for her other books). The book addresses the following themes: Art, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Citizens, Community, Cultural Identity, Diversity, Haiti, Immigrants, Laundromats, Money, Neighborhoods, Neighbors, Settings, Songs, Store Owners, Traditions, Workers
Or get information on educational and library orders here.
About the illustrator:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
Melanie’s iconic book, Mermaids on Parade, was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists. It was named one of the Top Reprints of 2019 by Fuse#8.
MERMAIDS ON PARADE
written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Ingram 2019 Paperback ISBN 978-0578552125
Paperback 34 pages x 8.5 x 11 inches Perfect Bound $13.99
1st Edition Putnam/Penguin 2008
Print-On-Demand – can be purchased by schools, libraries, stores.
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