I’m so blown away by the positive response so far to Coloring Novels™! If you’re curious about the Beauty and the Beast edition specifically, here is your inside scoop.
Why Did I Choose Beauty and the Beast
to be One of the First Coloring Novels™?
Beauty and the Beast resonates with me so much and offers a ton of nostalgia. Of the Disney princess, Belle was always the most relatable for me. I even wrote a post a couple months ago dedicated specifically to Beauty and the the Beast. 🙂 In the post I mentioned three reasons I love Beauty and the Beast. They are written below.
3 Reasons I love Beauty & the Beast:
- I adore and relate to Belle’s love of books! Reading and writing are such vital tools for personal and relational development, so I love seeing a fairytale heroine avidly reading stories.
- Belle’s gown is yellow and gold, a color scheme which is a favorite of mine (perhaps because yellow is symbolic of happiness, hope, and optimism).
- She looks at the world through the lens of inner beauty (there is an awesome life lesson there). And in the Beauty & the Beast story, we see the characters learning the important lesson about not to judge a book by its cover. These concepts are very dear to me. I’m a big believer in looking for the good in people. It seems like when we try to find the good in ourselves and others, we pull those good traits up out of hiding and keep them alive, verses pulling out our bad qualities.
About this Beauty and the Beast Edition & Coloring Novels™:
Beauty and the Beast is a treasured fairytale passed down through generations that explores the love story of a beautiful young girl captured in the enchanted castle of a frightening beast. Now, the original Beauty and the Beast tale has been visually reimagined in this delightful Coloring NovelsTM edition which offers over 50 colorable designs including featured art by author and artist, Emilyann Girdner. This is a short story length publication.
About Coloring NovelsTM:
Novels have been refused the love of artistic interactivity and brilliant colors for far too long. Not anymore…
Coloring novels were dreamed up by author and artist, Emilyann Girdner. She launched Coloring Novels(TM) because she wanted to bring the joy of reading novels and coloring together. Reading is an inspiring experience, so you are invited to color the provided pictures, draw your own art, and jot down your ideas as you enjoy this adventure. For more coloring and reading enjoyment, collect all classic stories available by Coloring Novels(TM).
Note that colored pencils are ideal for this paper.
Markers and some gel pens may bleed through pages.
Attempting to color the paperback edition covers may cause smearing and is not recommended.
Beauty and the Beast Coloring Novels™ Edition Pictures:
More Illustration Examples from the Book:
Behind the Scenes Fact About
Beauty and the Beast Coloring Novels™:
If you grab a copy of this Beauty and the Beast coloring book, you’ll notice there are some special featured artworks in the back. And there is actually a fun fact behind those artworks. They are beautiful pieces contributed by some of my sweet nieces! Take a look below at their awesome drawings (girls, if you’re reading this post, thank you again for your lovely drawings – they make this book a million times more special and meaningful). =-)
Beauty and the Beast Artworks by Ali, Alyssa, and Cora:
“Beauty’s World” Illustration by Alison Kahler on Digital Pattern
“Rose Mirror” Illustration by Alyssa Kahler on Digital Pattern
“Cora’s Flowers” Illustration by Cora Johnson on Digital Pattern
Cora created a beautiful full scene illustration, but we were concerned about Disney copyright with the content, so we used the lovely flowers on the table for the artwork in the book. You can see her original artwork below.
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