dover-peacockCreative Haven Peacock Designs (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Copyright: 2014
Number of designs: 31
ISBN-10: 0486779963
ISBN-13: 978-0486779966

There are many colorful birds in the world, but the peacock has always fascinated us with its elaborate, iridescent tail feathers.Originally a native of India, the peacock was brought to the West by traders, and is now found throughout the world.

The term “proud as a peacock,” used to indicate a haughty person of great self-importance, is said to have originated in the 14th century with Geoffrey Chaucer.

At Trumpington, not far from Cambridge,
There goes a brook, and over that a bridge,
Upon which brook there stands a mill;
And this is absolute truth that I tell you:
A miller was there dwelling many a day.
As any peacock he was proud and gay.
–The Reeve’s Tale, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales (modern English adaptation)

Review Breakdown

  • Complexity: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Book Size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Design Borders: Entire design is darker than the surrounding 2-inch or more margin
  • Design Lines: vary from medium to very thick
  • Paper: average
  • Printing: double-sided
  • Binding: glue-bound

In this book, artist Mary Noble gives us 31 different peacock designs to color, ranging from single birds posing amidst flowers, to landscapes with multiple birds, to highly stylized designs.

If you love peacocks, you’ll get hours of coloring fun from this book. Did you know peacocks come in all sorts of color combinations, not just the blue-green version we’re used to seeing? There’s bronze, red, purple, even pure white! Check out the Peafowl Varieties Database for some inspiration when coloring your own peacock designs!

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