St. Louis coloring book maker features Sen. Ted Cruz

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(CNN) — For about five bucks, kids can now color while learning about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The St. Louis-based Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. published “Ted Cruz to the Future,” an “educational” activity and comic book for kids featuring the freshman Senator from Texas and tea party favorite.

One page features Cruz’s family, including wife Heidi and daughters Caroline and Catherine, while another shows Cruz in hunting gear, holding a gun, to exemplify Second Amendment rights. And another summarizes the Senator’s “21-hour Epic Speech” in September, when he held the U.S. Senate floor in a marathon speech seeking to stall plans to fund the government.

The company describes the coloring book as a “non-partisan, fact-driven view” of Cruz’s life.

Screenshot_3“RBCB created this comic coloring and activity book not as an endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz but rather as an educational tool to be used in schools and perhaps as a handout for groups, clubs and organizations,” the company says in a press release about the book, which notes that Cruz’s contact information is available at the end of the book.

“Cruz’s beliefs and actions stir much emotion in those following the political realm, he is a modern ‘superhero’ to many and looked upon in adoration and abomination by some.”

RBCB founder Wayne Bell said in video posted to YouTube: “We’ve talked to a lot of parents around the country and they really enjoy seeing modern-day people in children’s literature.”

The company has made a number of coloring books featuring major public figures including President Barack Obama after his victory in 2008 and Nelson Mandela. The company also has made books on each political party, as well as the tea party.

By Dana Davidsen

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