The A&E Coloring & Activity Book contains pretty much the same story as the Hardbound Picture Book, although it has been somewhat abbreviated to fit the coloring book format. In addition to the coloring pages and story, there are several activities in the back of the book, including a crossword puzzle, word search, and drawing exercise. It also contains information about Rotary. It works great in conjunction with the A&E Hardbound Picture Book or as a follow up to it. But it can also stand alone.