From the official website of Double Helix Coloring Workbook: “This coloring book includes a self-help coloring sheet, a coloring chart, and an essay on the work of Darwin.” (Some editions have the word self-help in the title.) The guide provides a plethora of tools that allow the children to develop their imagination skills.
The coloring sheet works as an introduction to the theme that follows, which is based on the Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species,” and features a list of questions created by James Brown, one of the famous illustrators of the book. Brown answers most of the questions about the different animals that appear in the book, and provides tips on how to be more creative in coloring.
Brown also provides a wide variety of coloring sheets that feature different animals, scenery, scenes, and people. On these coloring sheets, children can see how coloring with different coloring pencils can be more effective, and give them a better chance of creating their own coloring pages. Brown states that it’s not always easy to find picture paper in a size appropriate for coloring, and he provides easy instructions for finding more picture paper for this purpose. Brown also has another great tip for free picture paper, which can be printed at home if you want to use it for coloring.
After the guide, the other part of the coloring worksheet answers some of the question asked by the children. Some of the answer include:
One of the more common questions found in this coloring guide is, “How do you want to spend your summer?” Answers provided include, “See a lot of rain and snow,” and “Play with my bird,” (using brown’s bird). In fact, there are even more answers available for this particular question, including, “Meet my grandparents,” “Play with my pet cat,” and “Be a good host,” (using his pet cat).
The second part of the guide covers the topics on each page of the book, and they include: and, of, of course, group three and five. This topic introduces the next step in the evolution of the book.
There are also four-color images that are included in the coloring worksheet of the Double Helix Coloring Book. These pictures will help the children to think more creatively when coloring, since it highlights some of the major themes in the book. Furthermore, the coloring sheet guides are provided on the site.
There are two kinds of coloring sheets available in the coloring guide. The standard version includes six to eight different colored pencils and two types of paper – normal and special. The addition of eight colored pencils means that the coloring sheets now contain twelve to twenty different colored pencils.