December 20, 2013

Stephen Colbert mocks Ted Cruz coloring book


CruzCover_frontWho better than Senator Ted Cruz to teach your kids about principles and values? At least that’s the theory behind Really Big Coloring Books, Inc.’s Ted Cruz to the Future™ – Comic Coloring Activity Book. The book is the latest in their “Tell The Truth – Tell it Often – Tell the Children” series. The publisher’s website calls it a “non-partisan, fact-driven view” of Cruz’s journey to becoming a Senator, and goes on to hail Cruz as a “rejuvenation for the Tea Party” and a “superhero” to many.

When Stephen Colbert got hold of the coloring book on “The Colbert Report,” he was predictably merciless. He joked that the perfect accompaniment to the book is a 64 pack of white crayons, and praised the inclusion of kid-friendly topics like partial-birth abortion.  When he quotes from the book, it has to be heard to be believed.

As of Thursday night, Cruz to the Future was the #1 children’s coloring book on Amazon.

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Julia Fleischaker is the director of marketing and publicity at Melville House.