Color your own field guide with these detailed coloring books. Learn about many different species of animals, plants and nature items while you color in the quality illustrations. Although crayons or water colors may be used, the author recommends a good-quality large assortment of colored pencils. A good deal of informational text accompanies the pictures. Thoughtfully placed on the inside margins (so you are not struggling to color close to the binding) is fascinating information about each specimen you will color. These are concise, well-written and varied, usually focusing on identifying features, coloring, characteristics, behavior and habitat. For added fun, each species has its own illustrated sticker that you can match to the page (and use as a reference for coloring.) The number of species covered ranges from 110 (Dinosaurs) to 260 (Birds). 64 pgs.