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Thanks so much -- is patriotic coloring book teaching kids about the Tea Party but when it was first released it received much more backlash than praise.
But now after news of the -- -- scandal has unfolded the book company says sales are skyrocketing.
Joining me now with more is the author of the book green bell he's actually the founder of really big coloring books.
All right good morning Q -- thank you for having me on FOX & Friends so look how many coloring books your company makes a funny tons of Ben Watson you really don't understand it.
If so when you when you did the Tea Party -- originally from what happened what was the backlash well.
You know a lot of people would go to our web site and type in what they -- -- see in the coloring book.
And so all these political groups moms and dads businesses -- educators we make a lot of different styles of books for the retail industry for consumers.
-- for promotional products and custom books.
-- do we have this little cultural events section which is what the Tea Party falls under.
It's a real life event in culture.
I mean it you know is a book about something that's happening right now -- we take any event we put -- in a coloring book and explain to children okay reaction was well a lot of people really loved it.
But a lot of people did not like it.
I mean there was a lot of people that just simply told us that you know we should go away.
Right to got a lot of backlash specifically from the left on that yes but in fairness you didn't have a coloring book yes we can.
Yes -- -- candidate Obama is 2008 that was his slogan that's sold -- it did in this did you have backlash from people on the right.
No they just says you know what way to go guy -- you made a great coloring book.
And a lot of people was -- was going to our web site it coloring the dot com.
And typing in Obama Obama Obama Obama.
And I thought this man's going to be elected let's make a fantastic book about the new president that's really and we did and it -- it down to a coloring right.
I'm not now let's talk about the reverse reaction since the IRS scandal broke right and they were targeting words like Tea Party patriots center what's happened to the sales well in the books themselves have skyrocketed.
-- recently I mean just in the last week probably.
Two and a half thousand and I've just this title probably 5000.
Of our constitution coloring books.
Right at the Hudson River here a community called Clarkston a councilman wants 1500 constitution -- On patriotism freedom freedom of speech liberty justice a patriotic -- to hand out of his fourth of July parade.
And so we build custom books for people.
But you build for all audiences because you actually may be occupy a -- coloring book.
An excuse how -- -- and -- well this one right here was probably I would say.
Not one of our best sellers.
In fact this -- -- better in China and France that it did in the USA okay.
And -- he also -- 9/11 books which you got flack yes well you know what the -- -- coloring book we've made a couple we did the original we shall never forget 9/11 just moved here.
And -- followed that -- the year after with that the true faces of evil terror.
In this book prompted an email from.
The White House -- -- server in which they basically said you know.
Really not nice things -- our company why.
Because we put people would put that evil people in here he's had bill -- who was one time.
And associate of Barack Obama that's right that why they were angry about it I think so because they basically told us.
-- -- Don't know I know but that they use they didn't routed out in from the front of equipment from the actual White House this hour as are our hard.
Our graphics are in our forensic people on our web team the email came from whitehouse dot.
We responded to the email and told them this is very inappropriate the person signed it with their initials and that we never heard back from them.
And so we think that they were just upset because we -- a book on terror that tells the truth about terrorism.
When you serve all audiences yes we very interesting to see how the Tea Party book has -- your -- -- -- -- Let's not forget princess living there could turn away from politics Ramon dinosaurs could happen -- -- -- you -- only about we need to go back to princesses and all right great to meet you thank you Virginia success thank you.
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