Help a Mental Health charity by supporting Mindful Colouring for Adults & Kids: Wild Animals. Printables & Copies available.

Hippo Coloring Page for Adults

Hi all. I would like to share with you MINDFUL COLOURING FOR ADULTS AND KIDS: WILD ANIMALS from Helen Neale, the editor of KiddyCharts. I don’t know about you but colouring is something I still love doing. I used to get through so many colouring books as a child.


About the book

This is a lovely mindfulness colouring book for adults and kids – designed so that you can enjoy colouring together with your children.
Why not take time out today and improve your mental well being at the same time? There are 12 pairs of animals, with a simple design for younger kids, and a more intricate one for either older children, or yourself.
The wild animals included are:
Toucan, and
To insure there is no bleed from one animal design on to another, we have left blank pages on the back of all the designs, so you can color freely. Suggested equipment would be standard felt tips, crayons, and coloured pencils.
You can either color alone, for a bit of peace and quiet, or carefully photocopy (or cut out) the adult pictures within the book so you can color alongside your child.
There are 12 pairs of designs – one more complicated than the other, either for an adult, or for an older child to enjoy. Young kids will love the complicated pictures too. Coloring them will improve their fine motor skills.

About the publisher and editor

Helen Neale is the editor of KiddyCharts, which is a well known and respected global parenting site with over 550k social followers and a similar number of page views. The site offers loads of free resources to keep kids entertained, and to help them to learn.

Happy coloring!

Hippo Coloring Page for Kids

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Gift Persona Non Grata to a loved one this month 🌲

Persona Non Grata is an anthology featuring a number of excellent poets. All the money from its sales goes to charities Shelter & Crisis Aid

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Persona Non Grata Update

Persona Non Grata is out now Buy here Money from sales goes to Shelter & Crisis Aid UK

Isabelle wants to make Fly on the Wall Poetry press sustainable and has set up a Indiegogo (with some great rewards!) to get your help. She has lots of aims for the press (She wants to publish chapbooks. See below for details! )

and it helps so many, so check it out, and if you can support the project.

Details on the Fly on the Wall Poetry Fundraiser:

The funds will be used for making Fly on the Wall Poetry a sustainable press – it will ensure that submissions are forever free, and that I can pay my contributors with both royalties and free books!

The funds will be specifically used for the following:

Artist fees for 2 chapbooks

Website fees for this year

Author copies and postage

Marketing my press effectively via print, online and facebook advertising

Keeping the webzine and submissions going forward forever free!

You will be able to access the following, based on your lovely donations:

Arts Marketing consultancy including an hour Skype call and 3 month customised marketing plan. I specialise in books, but have great experience in press coverage and online marketing.

Manuscript editing and proofreading – for free! I edit both poetry and prose.
Individual poem/short story feedback.
Free anthologies – Please Hear What I’m Not Saying or Persona Non Grata, delivered to your door.
Free chapbooks – I can currently offer my own work, Digging Holes To Another Continent, or This is not a Spectacle.

Submissions are now open too for chapbooks:

The rumours are true. Fly on the Wall Poetry will be publishing – at least – 2 Individual author collections, and I can’t wait to work in depth with some talented writers!

If you are an excited reader, you’ll have to wait patiently with a cup of tea, but you can support these future projects by giving to my press’ fundraiser here:

If you are an excited poet, you can submit your chapbook in the following windows:

November 1 – 30


December 15 – January 15

I’m a strong believer that literary presses should not hoard or forget about manuscripts, so the two weeks in between will allow me a reading period, to get back to you in as short a time as possible.

What am I looking for?

Poets who have a strong voice and style.

A manuscript with a theme or story arc.

Collections of between 25 and 50 poems.

Poets unafraid to make a statement about something; to make a mark.

Why Fly on the Wall Poetry for my book?

I work closely with my poets, to ensure that they are happy with the way their work is presented, and I will suggest ways of improving the work, where I feel it can be even stronger.

I will be providing both author copies and royalties and there are no hidden fees.

I will make sure the books are marketed to the highest standard, and work hard to promote them!

Keep your eye out on my website for the submission call! I’m looking forward to reading your work.

Charity Anthology Persona Non Grata Pre-Order

Hello! If you remember  (or are new here) I revealed to you the front cover of new charity anthology Persona Non Grata, edited by Isabelle Kenyon.  You can now pre-order that anthology following this link to the publisher Fly on the Wall poetry press shop. There is poetry from 45 amazing poets, and the money raised from sales will go to the two charities, Crisis Aid UK, and Shelter. 


Poetry Submissions are also open for the webzine at Fly on the Wall poetry press. The themes are Mental Health and Outsiders. The deadline is October the tenth. Guidelines are on the website here