Another coloring page for you! Since I was so busy and took sooo long to post part 5 of the Bakery Surprise, I thought I should.add more to this month!
The FruitBats are going to have a busy 2017. In January, they will be visiting Anime Impulse in Los Angeles! They will also be in St. Louis, Kansas City, and maybe Indianapolis (cross your fingers, it could be a big deal if we get in)!
This is Flying FoxBat. He is going to show up in the next part of our story! His colors are orange, white and black. He is much bigger than the FruitBats. Learn more about real flying foxes here:
These plump little starfish haven’t appeared in the stories yet. They spend most of their time napping in the shallows among the sea weed and corrals in Crescent Bay. They may not seem all that exciting, but one fun thing about them is that they glow in the dark! Just like some real animal in nature, the BioLumas glow in a variety of colors and light up the reef at night!
Read about bioluminescence at this National Geographic article: http://nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/bioluminescence/
This is more of a coloring half page! The CuddleFish are funny little cephalepods. They live in the reef in Crescent Bay and move around using the ruffled fin that around goes around their bottoms. They have 4 tentacles and they are very good at camouflage because their skin can change colors!
The CuddleFish are based on real cephlapods called cuttlefish. Real cuttlefish have more tentacles. There are many different kinds of cuttelfish all around the worlds oceans. They can not only change the color of their skin, but also its texture! My favorite are the Flamboyant Cuttlefish of Australia. Instead of matching their surroundings, they are bright and colorful. They don’t float very well, so they use their tentacles and fin like little legs to walk around on the sea floor.
You can learn more about them here: http://a-z-animals.com/animals/cuttlefish/
And we have plushies, as always, in the Magpie’s Masquerie Etsy store! https://www.etsy.com/listing/130630077/cuttlefish-plush-choose-one-from-pic?ref=shop_home_active_13
This coloring page is of the Mola Molas; the sunfish that like to come into Crescent Bay’s shallower waters to sunbath. They’re cheeks are pink from warming up in the sunlight! Most of the time they are out in the ocean, deep under the water, but every so often they like to come up to visit. If you read The Mystery of Willowyck Castle, you’ll remember the FruitBats seeing them as they flew down close to the water in the bay.
The Molas are based on a real fish: the Pacific Sunfish, which can grow to be the size of a small car! Learn more about them here! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_sunfish
And if you want a plush, of course we make them too: https://www.etsy.com/listing/152106336/pick-a-color-mola-mola-sunfish-plush?ref=shop_home_active_4
Since I got such a great response to the coloring page last time, I’m going to post a few more this week!
These are the FluffBats. If you read The Search for BlackBerry bat, you’ve met them!
There are many more of them than in this picture! They are small fluffy white bats with golden yellow ears, wings and ears. About the size of a large cotton ball, the FluffBats travel in a cloud together and speak in unison. Collecting information around Willowyck Island is their favorite pass time. For this reason, the FruitBats call on them when they need the news by blowing on the big conch shell horn that Kiwi Bat mounted in a tree.
The FluffBats are based on Honduran White Tent Bats, which live in the tropical rain forest. They make tents from leaves and cluster together underneath. They are the only bats that alter the world around them to fit their needs.
Read more about these cute creatures here! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honduran_white_bat
Get our FluffBats plush from the Magpie’s Masquerie Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/listing/168849639/honduran-white-bat-plushie-fluff-cotton?ref=shop_home_active_5