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Does your child enjoy reading tales by Jan Brett? Does her bookshelf contain books and illustrations mostly of this beloved author? If yes, then she will enjoy our collection of Jan Brett coloring pages as well.
Jan Brett is a famous children’s books author, and illustrator. Brett says that she aspired to be an author and illustrator since childhood. She received many awards from esteemed institutions like The New Yorker, the American Library Association, the International Reading Association and the National Science Teachers Association.
Jan Brett’s tales are simply mesmerizing. Her stories bring the characters to life. In her little world, you will find polite polar bears, helpful hedgehogs, and cute bunnies. The author just builds a magical relationship between the reader and the characters. Once you read her book, you will start believing that the imaginary places are real. Here are ten coloring sheets from the fictional world of Jan Brett that your child will love to color.
Top 10 Jan Brett Coloring Pages For Your Little One:
1. The Hat:
The Jan Brett Coloring Page features all the characters from the book ‘The Hat’. In the story, Hedgie the hedgehog learns the wisdom of the proverb ‘Don’t go poking your nose where it doesn’t belong’. When Hedgie finds Lisa’s stocking, he sticks his nose in it, only to discover pricks. Soon, all the animals come around him to poke fun at his stocking hat. But at the end of the story, Hedgie has the last laugh.
2. Comet’s Nine Lives:
‘Comet’s Nine Lives’ is one of most playful offerings of Jan Brett. The story is about Comet, a white cat with orange markings who goes through eight of his nine lives in the book. The coloring sheet of this story is also very interesting with elaborate borders.
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3. Trouble With Trolls:
The coloring page features a scene from ‘Trouble with Trolls’, one of the best sellers of Jan Brett. The story is about Treva, whose trouble begins when she and her pet dog climb the Mount Baldy. There, she meets five white-haired trolls who want her dog Tuffi. Quick thinking Treva convinces the trolls that her hat, sweater, and mittens are more important to her than a pet. Ultimately, she takes all her belongings before escaping down the mountain.
4. The Mitten:
The mitten you see here is not an ordinary one. It is the mitten than Nicki’s grandmother knits for him in Brett’s story ‘The Mitten’. Nicki loses it, just as his grandmother had predicted. Soon a mole, a rabbit, a badger and other animals move into the mitten. But Nicki somehow finds the mitten and takes it back to grandma.
5. Goldilocks And The Three Bears:
Every child loves the story of Goldilocks, who made herself comfortable in the house of three bears. The little girl not just barges into the bear’s house, but also eats their food. The coloring page here depicts Jan Brett’s version of the story, as the bears and the little girl dress in traditional German costumes with detailed borders. Your child will take great delight in coloring this marvelous page.
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6. Hedgie’s Surprise:
Jan Brett has a particular affinity to hedgehogs. The cute animal features widely in her tales, including her border illustrations. Her book ‘Hedgie’s Surprise’ features her favorite animal. The story is about little Tomten, who does not like the porridge served to him daily for breakfast. So he starts stealing Henny’s eggs. To prevent Tomten from taking the eggs, little Hedgie hides in Henny’s nest. When Tomten reaches for the eggs, all he gets is a handful of pricks. Your child will enjoy coloring this scene from the story.
7. The Animals’ Santa:
The story of ‘The Animals’ Santa’ revolves around Little Snow, a rabbit residing in the Northern Canadian forest. He was skeptical about the existence of an animals’ Santa as no one ever saw him. But the dramatic arrival of Santa clears all his doubts. Even the coloring sheet has meticulous detailing.
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8. The Three Snow Bears:
The Jann Brett coloring page here is from ‘The Three Snow Bears’. It is a spin on the story of Goldilocks set in the Arctic. The polar bear family leaves its igloo to take their baby for a walk. Aloo-ki, an Inuit girl, walks past the igloo, searching for her Huskies that drifted away. Aloo-ki, attracted by the smell of the soup, wanders into the igloo. The rest, even, your child must be knowing.
9. The Night Before Christmas:
Here is a beautiful coloring sheet from Jan Brett’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’. Jan Brett breathes a new life into Clement C. Moore’s poem about the arrival of Santa on the Christmas Eve. If your child is already familiar with the tale, then he will have a great time coloring this sheet.
‘Mossy’ is a story about a cute turtle growing a gorgeous garden on her shell. She loses her freedom when a biologist takes her to the Edwardian museum. The visitors find Mossy amusing. However, Tory, the biologist’s niece, notices how sad she feels living in a glass case. At the end of the story, the biologist takes her back home.
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So, why wait? Take a print out of all the ten Jan Brett coloring sheets to create a coloring book. Which Jan Brett’s story does your child enjoy reading the most? Tell us in the comments section below.