The “Route 66 Coloring Book,” in conjunction with American Road magazine, was published a few weeks ago by creator Rich Newman, writers Dave and Laura Newman, and illustrator Abby Smith on the Coloring Books USA imprint.
Here’s a description of the book:
Route 66 is one of the country’s most traveled routes stretching from Illinois to California. Hundreds upon hundreds of wonderful and exciting things to see along the way. Teepees, museums, modernized old fashion motels and gas stations, and natural beauty unmatched anywhere in the world.
Our two characters take you on a personal tour from round barns to robot dinosaurs and so much more.
The 44-page book costs $4.95 and can be ordered directly from the website. If you fret over the lack of a gateway to get youngsters interested in Route 66, this book might serve as one solution.
Here are a couple of sample pages depicting Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Illinois, and the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Oklahoma:
A preview of more pages is here.
Another “Route 66 Coloring Book” was published in 2009 by Carole Marsh. That one is 24 pages, and, at last check, Amazon has just two left in stock.
(Page samples courtesy of Rich Newman)