This coloring book has nothing to do with the Common Core -- it's all about good old fashion fun -- coloring.  And, if the coloring book helps a child learn the alphabet along the way, even better :-)  

The pages are a card stock and are durable enough for markers and watercolors without bleeding through.

The coloring book is great for all ages from pre-school on up.

About Bumpy Saurus

In 1993, when I was expecting our second child, I had picked up my 3-year old son at the daycare provider. My son greeted me with a hug and handed me a page out of a coloring book that he had worked on that day.  Of course, I told him he did a great job on it.

And then I thought to myself, "Why can't we find coloring books that aren't so complicated and with lines that aren't so thin, and pictures that are pre-school friendly?" 

That's when I decided to make a coloring book with thicker lines and less complicated pictures. I then came up with the idea to make a fun alphabet coloring book with fun, easy-to-color pictures.   I took the simple coloring book even further and decided I would get the book printed with raised ink.  The raised ink reminds the little artist to stay in the lines.  It doesn't force them to stay in the lines, but they like to feel the "bumpy" ink with their hands and their crayons.

Originally, the book was supposed to be named "Smarty Pants" but after completing a copyright search, it was decided that wasn't a good idea.  So it was back to the drawing board to think of another character.

And, that's when I realized the ink felt bumpy and decided to go with a dinosaur named Bumpy Saurus and put bumps on his back.  Making the coloring book as unique as he was -- bumpy! 
raised ink coloring book
And, in the fall of 2013 as part of promoting my new website & graphic business, Bumpy Saurus was redesigned to a smaller version that flipped up and a friendly spiral binding that comes in a variety of colors.

The drawings were illustrated by Scott Ouderkirk in 1993.  Mr. Ouderkirk now has his own studio - ScottOuderkirk.com.  Both Robin Smart & Scott Ouderkirk graduated from Jordan-Elbridge CSD in the early 80's.