Free Download — The Endangered Animals Coloring Book

elephant-smallOf all the books I’ve written and illustrated, the Endangered Animals Color and Learn Book is one of my favorites. I enjoyed learning about all the different animals, (I’d never heard of tree kangaroos before writing this book!) and it was fun to make all the drawings, write the copy, and design the book.

I wish there had been a book like this one back when I was a kid.

But the book hasn’t sold very well. There’s a lot of competition from other coloring books, and it takes a lot of work to get a book noticed on Amazon.com. Somehow, I just never got around to doing that work – probably because I was too busy writing my next book, on making masks. Now I’m in the middle of writing another book (on sculpting small paper mache dogs) – and I’m still either too busy (or too lazy) to spend time marketing this one.

But I still really like this book, and I’d like to share it, even if I can’t sell it. That’s why I decided to go ahead and give it away as a downloadable eBook. If you like it, too, feel free to share it with your friends (after reading the copyright notice, of course).

Download the Endangered Animals Color and Learn Book as a free PDF eBook:

Right-Click this link and select “save link as” or “save target as” to save the file to your desktop.

This is a large file (1.11 MB) so please give it time to download.

coversmallYou will need the Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to read and print this ebook.

©2010 Jonni Good. All rights reserved. This PDF may be printed for personal use only. It may also be given away, for free, online, as long as the entire file is left intact. It may not be sold, and individual images may not be published in any form without the permission of the author.

If you would like to purchase the nicely printed version to give as a gift to your favorite animal-lover, it’s still available on Amazon.com

Some of the coloring pages you’ll find inside the eBook:

Florida Panther
Florida Panther
Lion
Lion
Giant Panda
Giant Panda
White Rhinoceros
White Rhinoceros

26 thoughts on “Free Download — The Endangered Animals Coloring Book

  1. Thank you very much for this gift. May I also congratulate you on all the beautiful things you make. I intend to order some of your books for under the Christmas tree. Hope I will get them in time (I live in Belgium 🙂 )

  2. Hi Jonni,
    I just wanted to say thank you for your very generous gift of the free downloadable Endangered Animals Colouring Book. What an awesome way for kids to learn about protecting animals and have fun colouring them! I manage a FB page called the Society of Travelers Respecting Animal Welfare (website address above). I share information about animal tourist attractions that are true sanctuaries and meet their animals’ physical, emotional and psychological needs. I also let people know about animal tourist attractions the readers should avoid due to the abuse they inflict on their animals. I shared your post today (with a thank you to you) and I think it will be a very popular download. Thank you for what you do for animals and if you like my page, please click the “Like” button. We are nearly at 500 members!
    Thanks again,
    Leanne

    • Hi Leanne. I’m glad you’ve found a good use for the coloring book – and thanks for the link. Links are always welcome. Keep up the good work!

  3. Bonjour Jonni

    Je vous remercie pour le livre en pdf , c’est très gentil a vous .

    Je crois en fait que c’est le départ qui est difficile, doit -on utiliser du fil de fer, ou autre matériel plus rigide pour le “squelette” ? ( J’aimerais faire un Bouddha )
    Merci encore et longue vie a votre site

    Un Frenchie

    • Bonjour. The size of reinforcing you need depends on the size of your sculpture. You can use aluminum wire, like I did for the little dogs, or you can use heavy wire for larger sculptures, or use a cardboard pattern inside, like I do for my larger animals. You just need something inside that will be strong enough to hold up the weight of the wet paper mache.

  4. Well Jonni- you are very generous but I have to tell you, when my granddaughter is old enough to like coloring, I plan on purchasing your book, not downloading. It is my little way of giving back for all the knowledge and wisdom you so willingly share with us. I am looking forward to your new book as well. You have not mentioned the show you were planning with your daughter for a while, is that still on?

    • Hi Eileen. Jessie will have a one-person show at the local art center in a few months. I tried really hard to come up with something that I thought would work in a gallery, but for some reason my mind just doesn’t go in that direction. I keep coming up with ideas for books, but the gallery thing just eludes me. I am going to play around with some small faces next week, because I was sent a free sample of Flumo, an air-dry casting slip, and I’m really anxious to try it. I can see myself doing 100 tiny faces in clay (almost as a meditative process) but I’m not sure how they would look in a gallery. I see them more as something to add to a mixed-media painting or something of that sort.

      I read a book a long time ago (can’t remember which one) that said an artist has to know where a finished item will go before actually starting to make it. Many art students stop making art as soon as they graduate, he said, because they no longer see their work, in their minds, hanging on the school’s gallery walls. I think that’s totally true for me – I can imagine my little dogs appearing in a book, for instance, so it’s fun to make them. I tried to imagine my work in a gallery, and I haven’t been able to make that work. Maybe I’ll think about it again, when I get my little faces done next week.

      By the way, Jessie’s latest landscape painting is huge, and amazing. I’ll ask her if I can show it to you all.

      • I have a jar of Flumo, I have not used it yet, so I am curious as to how you use it and what you will think of it. I have not been able to use it yet, but I am just finding time I may be able to spend on my projects in mind for it.
        Thanks for sharing the coloring book and all you do!

      • Well, though your fans may disagree with you on your stuff not fitting into a gallery scenario, you have to be true to yourself. If you just aren’t comfortable, don’t do it. That being said, just about anything can go into a gallery these days. I was just at one and one of my favorite pieces in there was made of a gourd that had paper clay added to it. It was beautifully painted. One would have thought in the past that something like that would be considered a “craft” but here it was in a fine art gallery.
        You do fine faces, both animals and humans. I would love to see your little faces when you are done. That’s an interesting idea about a mixed media painting but there would be nothing wrong with simply displaying the faces within a nice shadow box frame either.
        Best of luck to Jesse with her show. She does fabulous work and I love her style. We would love to see her latest-is it on her website?

        • Thanks for your comments, Eileen. I actually do have something in mind for the little faces, but I don’t know if it’s something that will ever happen. I wrote up a list of “chapters” for a new book called Fast Faces – the text file has been sitting on my desktop for over a year. I have no idea if I’ll ever do it, but it would be fun.

          Jessie hasn’t put the newest painting on her blog yet. She’s been spending a huge amount of time since Christmas on an unexpected project, caused by a broken pipe. Maybe someday she’ll share that with us, too. She’s just now getting time to paint again, and needs to hurry up to have enough work for her show. Wish her luck! (I’m going over to her house this morning, and maybe I can talk her into letting me take a picture of the painting. It’s amazing.

  5. Wow! Thank you so much, Jonni. This will be so interesting and fun to keep any little Australian ‘mini’ visitors entertained whilst in my home and I am also going to pass it on to a lovely Japanese family living in Kuala Lumpur – they all love animals and are very interested in history/geography of any kind. I know they will love it….thank you!

  6. I’ve just shared your post on Facebook! I know a bunch of kids are going to love this, Jonni, and I hope it drives some sales for your other wonderful books, too. 😀

  7. Thank you Jonni, I have forwarded it to my two nieces who are teachers. I am certain they will find it useful.
    Regards
    Beth

  8. I wish you lived next door! So would enjoy having someone not afraid of a good mess, and who seems to know how to listen to her pieces.

    Your web presence is inspiring me to remember the satisfaction of mini-creation.

    You have also inspired me to take a second look at old unfinished sewn dolls. I think your new clay could let me sculpt thin smiling faces to glue on!

    Thank you, Jonni!

    Sue

    • Hi Sue. It would be fun to have a whole neighborhood full of people messing around with messy art projects, wouldn’t it? We can always dream.

      The doll idea you had is interesting – let us know how it works out.

Leave a Comment

Heads up! You are attempting to upload an invalid image. If saved, this image will not display with your comment.

Heads up! You are attempting to upload a file that's too large. Please try a smaller file smaller than 250KB.

Note that images greater than 250KB will not be uploaded.