Cootey's Critters

Weekly downloadable coloring book critters!

The coloring pages are in PDF format.
Windows users: You may need Adobe Reader to display & print them.
Mac users: PDF support is already built into OS X.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Counting by Critters

Free Coloring Book Download
While I was trying to get to the other side of the desert, I suddenly remembered I had a coloring book I wanted to share with you. It was my birthday present to myself and my Christmas present to all of you. Forty pages of wacky, weird critters to help Preschoolers and First Graders read and learn their numbers, including activities. It's a free download. Enjoy.



Tuesday, December 20, 2005

E is for Eerie

Not even a mother could love this guy
I am finally reaching the other side of the desert. If I'm not imagining things the plants taste bitter like licking lemon flavored stamps. It could all be part of a heat stroked dream, however. A nightmare that looks like a disgusting, ugly, letter E is in front of me sniffing flowers and it wants me to sing Broadway showtunes to it. I should also mention the flowers keep looking at me.



Thursday, December 15, 2005

D is for Dirty

Hey! He's digging up Dandelions!!
It's been a week and I haven't seen the edge of the desert. I'm starting to get worried. Good thing I'm dragging a dozen cork cactuses for water. Or is it cacti? Cactususesi? Oh no. I'm getting delirious. I think that dog looks like the letter "D". Waitaminute! He is a letter "D". I think I'll call him a Dirgadoo. This planet is so strange. Hope I get to the other side of this desert soon.



Wednesday, December 07, 2005

C is for Cranky

Creepy curmudgeon
I decided to walk west as far as I could go and came across a desert. Before I cross it I thought I'd find a way to carry water with me. I heard a "Cuh! Cuh! Cuh!" and discovered this critter cutting cork cactus for water. There's water inside of it! Isn't that cool? Now if only I can get past this "C" shaped critter to get some. He doesn't like to share.



Wednesday, November 30, 2005

B is for Bizarre

What's his beef?
My second week on the Planet of the Alphacretters has been spent mostly looking for food. The trouble is I don't know what I can eat, what I can't eat, and what might eat me! When I saw color bubbles floating by some bushes I was desperate enough to try to eat them, but this brigand jumped out and tried to eat my knees. It's OK. I bet the bubbles probably tasted like soap anyway.



Monday, November 14, 2005

A is for Alien

A is for Alien
Great! I went out searching for critters and I was nabbed by aliens! Now I'm marooned on the Planet of the Alphacretters with nothing but my sketchbook. The first thing I saw was this little Bullet Sharkfly. When you look at him just right he sorta resembles the letter "A". Pretty flowers, too, but they smell like old sneakers! Yuck.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Ornate Tufted Grollop

Pretty shell, but nasty bite
I had a whole family of these in my backyard one summer. They scurry about like quail. Usually they like to live near streams but since it rained a lot that summer I had enormous puddles all over the place. Since I was drawing critters who looked like numbers I thought this critter looked ten-ish. What do you think?

Friday, October 21, 2005

Disgusting Creepy Crawly

Kinda icky
I almost stepped on this guy! Isn't he gross? I came across him a few summers ago. I guess he walks on those tiny little feet but he was sunbathing when I found him. He kinda looks like the number nine. When your mother tells you she has eyes in the back of her head, I wonder if she looks a little like this under all her hair?

Friday, October 14, 2005

Cold Winter Critter Gives Me the Eye

Quick! Get this guy some Visine!
I'm sure glad this guy was wearing a scarf. It was cold that day. I don't normally sketch in the winter during a snowstorm but I saw this critter when I was taking out my trash. I ran back inside and grabbed my sketchbook and fortunately he was still there when I came back. My eyes got all watery (and icey) just watching him. He never blinks!!


Monday, October 10, 2005

I Didn't Know That Worms Could Draw!?

Old Battleaxe
I was hopping up and down with a pack of toecats when this critter appeared at my feet. She very sternly shushed me quiet and told me to stop making so much noise. The toecats disappeared in the bushes and let me take all the heat. How mean! Apparently, we were hopping up and down over a worm school and had knocked all the kids' artwork off the walls. I felt awful bad about it.