visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor Experience the decorative beauty and regal splendor of ancient Egypt in these ready-to-color designs of gods pharaohs and much more! Contraportada Egypt: land of pyramids sphinxes and mystery. Now the exotic and magical atmosphere of Egypt during the time of the pharaohs is captured in these pages of elaborate designs for you to color as you combine your own imagination with the creativity of an ancient culture.Created by award-winning artist/designer Ruth Heller DESIGNS FOR COLORING are unique among coloring books. The high-quality paper is suitable for use with crayons felt-tipped pens water paints pencils or pastels. You can use bold bright colors or lighter subtler shades. You may even want to frame an especially pleasing page -- or transfer a pattern to a piece of embroidery needlepoint pottery or mosaic. Biografía del autor After receiving a fine arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley and completing two years of graduate work in design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland Ruth Heller (1923-2004) began her career designing wrapping paper cocktail napkins greeting cards and coloring books. After five years of rejection and one complete revision Heller's first book Chickens Aren't the Only Ones about egg-laying animals was published in 1981. It was so successful that the sequel and second book to be published Animals Born Alive And Well (1982) about mammals quickly followed. In 1983 and 1984 her third and fourth titles The Reason For A Flower (about plants that have seeds and flowers) and Plants That Never Ever Bloom (about plants that do not) were published.She then began work on a collection of six books the How To Hide series on camouflage and the magic of this phenomenon in nature which covered the entire animal kingdom -- insects birds mammals amphibians reptiles and sea creatures. The next collection of books became a five-volume series on parts of speech: A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns; Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs; Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives; Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns; and Up Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs. She also wrote and illustrated the unique and fascinating book Color a charming and instructive guide to how art goes through the four color printing process.Among the notable people who have had an influence on Heller's writing have been: Ogden Nash Gilbert and Sullivan Edward Lear Hilaire Belloc and Dr. Seuss. Heller says of her work All my books are nonfiction picture books in rhyme. I find writing in rhyme enjoyable and challenging and I think it is an easy way for children to learn new facts and acquire a sophisticated vocabulary. Children are not intimidated by big words. I try to make my writing succinct and allow the illustrations to convey as much information as possible.