Introducing Big Coal's Coloring Book for Kids

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Images via Grist

What kid doesn't love coloring books? And what kid doesn't love . . . coal? Grist dug up this hilariously awful coloring book about how awesome coal is. How awesome is it, you ask? Awesome enough to be rendered as a cape-wearing superhero with a dog sidekick. More pages from the bizarre, pro-coal children's book after the jump.The story appears to feature some kind of warped prologue to the Frosty the Snowman story--it starts out with a bunch of kids building a snowman, but--oh no!--they haven't got any coal to make the eyes with. Turns out they're in luck!

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Power Rock proceeds to save the day, and show the kids all the neat things that coal helps power. And it sends kids a great message they can grow up with:

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Is it just me, or does Power Rock look creepier than your average superhero? Looks a little more like how you'd render a costumed hero made of crack to me--and the name still works, too. Anyhow, Power Rock brings the kids their much-needed black stuff, and then evidently flies off into the distance with his dogs to find other kids to hook up with coal.

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Finally, the last scene depicts the kids taking puffs from their asthma inhalers while fishing in a contaminated stream, with a mountain with a blown-off top setting the backdrop. Just kidding. The book was created by the Families Organized to Represent the Coal Economy--which, as Grist points out, doesn't actually let families join its group.

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