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Tom Crestodina, Working Boats Coloring Book

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Sat, 11/18/2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Village Books
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225

Join us in welcoming the amazing Tom Crestodina to the Readings Gallery as he shares the coloring book companion to his hit picture book Working Boats! Audience members will receive an exclusive Fairhaven-themed coloring page at the event!


This richly illustrated coloring book, inspired by the bestselling picture book, is perfect for coloring enthusiasts of all ages who are curious about boats and the maritime world.

Step into the fascinating world of the maritime community, with this fun and gorgeous coloring book filled with Tom Crestodina's illustrations of intriguing working boats and lively maritime scenes. Coloring enthusiasts of all ages will love bringing this dynamic world to life in full color.

This engaging coloring book features 31 full-page illustrations for coloring.  Facing pages include information about the subjects of each of the drawings, with text by essayist Tele Aadsen, which is paired with vignette illustrations that also invite coloring.

Set in a region steeped in the maritime industry, this coloring book celebrates the boats and the lives of people who work in this industry, and gives coloring enthusiasts everywhere a peek into the fascinating world of working boats.

"Boys and girls — and grown-ups — intrigued by the maritime world of the North Pacific will get much pleasure and a pack of insider knowledge from Tom Crestodina's Working Boats." (New York Times)

Tom Crestodina has been working as a fisherman in Alaska for over 20 years and studied marine engineering at the Seattle Maritime Academy. After his first child was born, he began making cutaway drawings of the vessels he was working on as a way to connect with his child while he was at sea. He now documents the maritime trades in his art, and his work is carried in shops and galleries along the Pacific coast. He lives in Bellingham, WA, with his wife, Ania, and their two children. You can find out more about his art at

Working Boats Coloring Book By Tom Crestodina, Tele Aadsen (Text by) Cover Image
By Tom Crestodina, Tele Aadsen (Text by)
ISBN: 9781632175069
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bigfoot - November 7th, 2023

Working Boats: An Inside Look at Ten Amazing Watercraft By Tom Crestodina Cover Image
ISBN: 9781632172594
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Bigfoot - October 25th, 2022