Wow this is wonderful. I read your comment and I completely agree with teaching these days. When I was growing up we had phonics and learning wasn't such a chore as it is an experience. Now though I am seeing kids being passed when they can barely read and handwriting is a joke these days. Still this is beautiful and you could probably put all the pages together and sell them as a book. I'd buy it if I had kids... Hell I'd buy it regardless. I love coloring
I don't like the way they teach children how to read, write, and spell anymore, plus they are cutting art from the class rooms. If it wasn't for art I wouldn't know so much because me first love is pictures. I did these for my God son's to color, accompanied by story telling, and making maps. I have worked off and on just drawing up things that are accurate, but fun for children. Then an adult can tell you what they really look like, and research them on the internet. I basicly hate Sponge Bob and most of the things made for children on TV. I have never made a coloring book. I've just made a bunch of drawings for children to color, and that won't cause an adult to run screaming from the room. I've been drawing tarantulas, spiders, snakes, armadillos, elephant, zebra. You understand, and then an adult can explain where the creatures live, and how they eat and survive. I would do it for every species if I could. My first love is drawing, and I guess my second is children.
I understand what you mean about the contemporary modes to teach children. They are a bit odd at best. I didn’t teach mine in that way. I read to them from actual factual works. I showed them pictures of what these things look like instead of ridiculous cartoons like what you mentioned. Sponge Bob, and others. They are so fictional and a true confusion to children who have no other knowledge because their parents may not give enough time to learning about history, or the flora and fauna of nature.
I commend you for your efforts. It is important for them to assimilate accurate information and never mistake a cartoon image for actual events. If they see nothing real they will never discern what’s real and what’s fictional. Bravo for a job well done.