CHamoru bilingual coloring book for free download | Way of life


If you’re looking for another way to help you and your kids learn CHamoru, the University of Guam Sea Grant has a cool coloring book that you can download for free or purchase and pick up.

The cover of ‘Haggan Tåsi Siha/Sea Turtles’, a 28-page coloring book in English and Chamoru published by the University of Guam Sea Grant.

“Haggan Tasi Siha/Sea Turtles: A Coloring Book in English and Chamorro” includes 28 pages, including 12 line illustrations that are finely detailed and will require some fine motor skills if you want to color inside the lines.

It’s also packed with information, including types of sea turtles, nesting and hatching behavior, and why their numbers are declining. The English content appears to be aimed at older primary school students and the CHamoru translation is provided on the left.

Printed in 2017, the coloring book was written by environmentalist Francine Jacobs, author of numerous books for young readers on nature and science, according to the end credits. The CHamoru translation was provided by Gabriel T. Cruz.

The illustrations were created by Mary Beath, an artist who has illustrated other books for Ocean Conservancy. Additional artwork was provided by Neill Catangay, a Filipino artist born and raised in Guam.

Over the years, UOG Sea Grant has distributed the coloring books to schools and outreach events around the island, according to Kyle Mandapat, assistant director of communications at the Center for Island Sustainability.

A Announcement of 2018 news on the UOG websitefor example, noted that more than 1,000 coloring books were distributed at more than 37 classroom presentations.

“The UOG Sea Grant outreach team is always looking for great opportunities to educate and engage with our community,” Mandapat said, adding that more coloring books may be on the way.


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