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Qualicum Beach teacher releases 4th interactive colouring book

Ashley Kuramoto accepted for artist’s residency at McLoughlin Gardens in Courtenay
Ashley Kuramoto, seen here with her daughter Claire, recently released her fourth interactive colouring book. (Contributed photo)

Qualicum Beach teacher Ashley Kuramoto hopes to continue her series of interactive colouring books until she’s covered the whole Island.

She recently released her fourth book Little Adventurers Vancouver Island: North Nanaimo Edition, after the success of her books that feature Qualicum Beach, Parksville, Errington, Coombs and Nanoose Bay.

The books include plenty of family-friendly places to visit in the mid-Island area, plus a scavenger hunt component that lets children search for fun things at that location. Kuramoto created the scavenger hunts with help from her daughter Claire.

Each entry includes the location’s co-ordinates, an explanation of the area and lets the reader know if the destination is accessible and if it has a bathroom. On the right side is a colouring page illustrated by Kuramoto.

“I feel really fortunate to be on my fourth book and to have my fifth book planned, and my sixth book,” said Kuramoto.

She was recently accepted to complete an artist’s residency at The McLoughlin Gardens in Courtenay this August, where she will write her sixth book covering parks in the Comox Valley.

Little Adventurers Vancouver Island: North Nanaimo includes favourite spots such as Neck Point and Diver Lake, as well as hidden gems like Forest Drive Gyro Park.

Her latest Little Adventurers Vancouver Island book is available for purchase at more than 30 locations in Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Errington, Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Lantzville and Nanaimo.

It is also available online at

Kuramoto will donate 10 books for every 100 sold for the fourth edition (Nanaimo North).

Non-profit organizations and people who work with children who would benefit from these books, and whose families may not be able to purchase them, are encouraged to get in contact with Kuramoto.

Kevin Forsyth

About the Author: Kevin Forsyth

As a lifelong learner, I enjoy experiencing new cultures and traveled around the world before making Vancouver Island my home.
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