The French Crayola Coloring Books Complete with Crayolas

Crayola is a global company.  For those of you that reside and collect in the United States, there is a lot going on internationally that you may not be aware of.  Case in point, over 2016 and 2017 the French publishing company of Editions Grund (began in 1880) partnered with Crayola and began publishing a series of illustrated coloring books that contained six Crayola crayons in a pouch mounted on the front of each coloring book.



The crayons contained in each publication are different (although I did notice that two of them appear to have identical colors).  As I do not have these personally, I am not sure which colors exactly are in each publication but obviously they were chosen based on the illustrations.

Let's take a closer look:

Crayola, Le Cirque (the circus):



Illustrated by French illustrator, Alice Turquois Zaza, this one came out in August, 2016.  Alice is an accomplished illustrator who studied at Lycee Choiseul in Tours, France where she still lives and works.

Here are a couple of sample coloring pages from it:




Crayola, Le Engins (Machines):



Illustrated by Italian illustrator, Laura Desiree Pozzi, this one came out in April, 2016.  Laura is an accomplished illustrator who studied at the University of Balogna and did illustration study at the School of Applied Arts of Castello Sforzesco, Milan.  She is currently an artist in residence at the Maison des Auteurs in Angouleme, Italy.

Crayola, A' La Ferme (On the Farm):



Illustrated by Korean illustrator, Sejung Kim, this one came out in April, 2016.  Sejung is an accomplished illustrator who currently lives in Paris, France.

Crayola, Animaux rigolos (Funny animals):



Illustrated by Brittany illustrator, Corinne LOemerle, this one came out in August, 2016.  Corinne is an accomplished illustrator who still lives and publishes from Brittany.

Here are a sample coloring page from it:



Crayola, A' la mer (At the sea):


Illustrated by French illustrator, Marianne Dupuy-Sauze, this one came out in April, 2016.  Marianne is an accomplished illustrator who still lives and publishes from France.


Crayola, Princes et princesses (Princes & Princesses):


Illustrated by French illustrator, Patricia Lucas (Miss Posca), this one came out in early 2017.  Patricia is an accomplished illustrator who still lives and publishes from Paris, France.

Here are a couple of sample coloring pages from it:





Crayola, La Jungle (The Jungle):



Illustrated by French illustrator, Melanie Grandgirard, this one came out in April 2016.  Melanie is an accomplished illustrator who still lives and publishes from France and work with Good Illustration Agency.

Here are a couple of sample coloring pages from it:









Yes, there are many interesting things going on in other countries if you are interested in collecting everything Crayola.  I have no doubt these will become rarer and rarer as time goes on.

2 comments:

  1. Very interesting. I like them as I'm sure the kids will also. I take it there were no new or interesting colors involved. Thanks for the update Ed!

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  2. No, Alan, nothing new in terms of colors in these. I'm not exactly clear on what colors are in each though and I may never know as I doubt any collectors will get them from France.

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