May the Best Dog Win, a humorous picture book about a mixed breed dog named Dash and his battle with the new Sweeper, released as a coloring book on October 1, 2011. The coloring book edition includes the original picture book story in its entirety and also offers children the opportunity to color Dash and Sweeper in a full coloring book following the story.
The idea for this came about when the author, Kelly Hashway, wanted to have coloring sheets available for kids to enjoy after reading the story. Cheryl Haynes, president of FutureWord Publishing, liked the idea since the artwork as digitally colored. This requires that the artist scan the originals into a scanner and upload them to have the computer color the artwork. Unfortunately, this doesn't work on free hand art. After giving it some serious thought, she decided to go ahead and make the entire story into a coloring book. Haynes and Hashway worked side-by-side to make this possible, and in the end, they created a beautiful storybook and coloring book in one.
Hashway states, "The coloring book is gorgeous! My daughter grabbed the crayons the second she saw it, and she loved that she could color Dash and Sweeper her own way. I think kids are really going to enjoy the two books in one that this edition offers."
May the Best Dog Win Coloring Book Edition is now available on Amazon. Readers can still find the original picture for younger children who may not be ready for the coloring book edition. The story is also available on Kindle, so there are plenty of choices for the young book lover in your family.