Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book
Holding the honour of being the first Doubleday Canada original colouring book produced in-house by a single author and illustrator, The Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book by Ketha Newman is overflowing with rustic, breathtaking Canadian landscapes. Ketha takes artistic inspiration from her own lifestyle to celebrate Canada's natural beauty. All of the images in The Canadian Backwoods Colouring Book are influenced by Ketha's own experience of living in rural Ontario.
The December cabin pictured is her home, the birds are viewed at her feeders and the split-rail fence and sap buckets are scenes observed while she makes maple syrup with her family. Organized by month and commemorating all four seasons, Ketha has designed a timeless work of creative vision. Each of the thirty-nine principal drawings is partnered with a quote from one of sixteen Canadian poets and authors, whose writings have exalted Canadian life for one hundred and fifty years.