Kiba Kiba Books Media Mentions
"With all due respect to the artists exhibiting work at Middlebury’s Mahaney Center for the Arts, the most electrifying stuff here on a recent afternoon isn’t hung on the walls, tinkling from the pianos, or even gleaming from Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture outside. It’s a collection of paperback books strewn across a coffee table in the lounge. But these are no ordinary paperbacks. Slim and popping with color, they beg to be picked up and opened—to worlds where perfectly imperfect sea dragons slither through oceans, cosmic creatures spin in circles, and impish spirits slide down mountains on blocks of ice.
"A few months ago it came into my consciousness the importance of sharing nü stories with my daughters. New stories that would ignite their imagination and highest potential. Really we all need this, not just children. I was so excited when I stumbled across this book, The Dream of the New Earth. I went to the author’s site, Kitanie Coloring Books and soaked up each inspiring word. Her intention for these books is HUGE! The concepts are simple yet so powerful. I ordered the book and plan on reading and coloring my way through all the books with my girls."
Book Taps Into Kids’ Creativity and Art Skills
"The book focuses on a turtle who wishes he was somebody else initially, but who learns to love himself for who he is. A creative approach to teaching kids about self-acceptance — which lets them express themselves artistically? Looks like a picture-perfect activity to us!"
"A series of children’s books with playful and simple environmental messages combined with colorful collage illustrations? Sign us up! We sort of have a crush on the whole project."
(Boca Raton Observer)
"You may be far from childhood, but it’s time to pick up the crayons once again – for your health. The latest craze sweeping the country is coloring for adults, shown to reduce stress, help you relax and boost creativity. Experts say that coloring can benefit those dealing with depression, anxiety, dementia and even PTSD. Plus, beyond the calming effect, adult coloring can help train the brain to focus and exercise fi ne motor skills. While the trend may be new, the premise isn’t: Psychiatrist Carl Jung recommended coloring to patients in the early 1900s, and doctors today continue to do so. In fact, there are coloring clubs popping up across the nation, and publishers are focusing on titles expressly for adults. One such publisher is Kitanie, whose offerings include the intricate “The Dream of the New Earth” and “The Moon Moods Collection,” which allows you to create custom patterns by filling in circles. Makes you yearn for that fresh Crayola smell, doesn’t it? Visit kitanie.com."
Feeling a little stuck on your holiday shopping lists this season? Grab an eggnog, latte and relax! Kitanie Books ignites the imagination with a collection of coloring books for kids and teens.
"RELIEVE STRESS - STAY WITHIN THE LINES: Who knew - coloring books for all ages are all the rage these days. That's because coloring can be a meditative experience and can relieve stress - which, when you think about it - makes a lot of sense. So, if you're looking for something unique, fun and playful these coloring books from Kitanie will fit the bill.
"In one of the truly brilliant ideas around, Jessie Riley has created an environment where children are more than just a target audience. They are active participants in the creation of images put to words designed for them."
If you need a few last minute gifts to give the children (of all ages) in your family, we have you covered! Check out our favorites: The Dream of the New Earth Coloring Book by Kitanie Coloring Books.
"The Dream of the New Earth is ideal for children as well as adults, as it ignites the imagination whilst carrying a wonderful message of reconnecting with nature and living your life with love, wonder and respect for the world we live in. The images in this book are quite natural, organic and flowing, reminiscent of the pure flow of nature and the simple beauty you can find in everything around you. "
Colour with Claire (A Blog in the UK)
"Kitanie wants to help shift our thinking to what is positive."
THANK YOU TO THESE SUPPORTERS!
GRANTS: Recipient of Saratoga Program for Arts Funding Project Grant,
part of the Regrant Program of the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA)
AWARDS: WeMedia Finalist, Community Choice Game Changers Award
TEDx Middlebury Speaker: The Place of Wonder: A Gigantic Pod of Potential