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Tea Party Coloring Books Sell Fast, Spur Controversy (VIDEO)


But Bell seems to be brushing off the threats, telling Fox News today: "We think a lot of these people that make these threats are probably bloggers. They're sitting in maybe a room somewhere and they're just being over-reactive."

The book is targeted at 2- to 10-year-olds and includes such lessons as:

"When taxes are too high, the high tax takes away jobs and freedom. In 1773 we had a Tea Party and this led to freedom from high taxes. Today we are having another Tea Party and this will lead to freedom from high taxes again! Ask grandma and grandpa what this means. Ask your friends what this means. Are you going to have your own tea party?"

Big Coloring Books did research for the book by interviewing Tea Party members across the country. "We knew there was a need for a tea party coloring book," Bell said. Big Coloring Books also publishes an Obama coloring book.

Fox's Jenna Lee told Bell that 96 percent of viewers who weighed in on the tea party coloring book said they would consider buying one.

Watch the interview:

h/t The Guardian.

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