Donnie Learns – A Colorful Way to Build Character

Curriculum Choice Homeschool Review: Read the Curriculum Choice review of the Donnie Learns Series and how it can be used to support homeschoolers.

New Release: Announcing the latest release in the series, Donnie Learns How To Take Responsibility For His Actions. Purchase this book today at

In Press: Read Miami Herald coverage of the Donnie Learns series in Coloring in old fashioned values.

Donnie Learns How To Make Friends


Self Love

Donnie Learns is a series of fresh and inspiring stories about a young boy who learns empowering secrets by watching the behavior of deer in the woods near his home. The coloring activity books provide a simple way for any child to understand fundamental values. The story is beautifully told in words any child can easily relate to and understand. The pencil-line, retro illustrations by Charles Gibson hearken back to a time of old fashioned values as they skillfully complement the text and reinforce this important lesson. The cover intentionally features black and white images so that the reader has no preconceived notion of how to color within, thus fostering each child’s innate creativity and imagination. The result is a must-own book for any child. Click here to buy now at




International Press Coverage of Donnie Learns, including an interview with the author at the Miami Book Fair. 

Terrence N. Tullgren is an independent author, designer, producer and artist who resides in Miami, Florida. Tullgren originally wrote his first children’s activity book, Donnie Makes New Friends, as a means to address a fundamental issue for children with autism, eye contact. After rigorous testing, he realized the book was relevant to all children. That was the catalyst for creating the DONNIE LEARNS series, a number of coloring books that present essential values and serve as a foundation for character development in children. Tullgren weaves stories that are both touching and impactful for young hearts and minds. Find books by Terrence N. Tullgren at

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Donnie Learns: An excellent teaching tool
for the Common Core Curriculum
Grade 1 > Unit 3 > Life Lessons