A new coloring book based on the political and social beliefs of Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been the source of repeated sarcastic bashing from users on Amazon.

According to its Amazon listing, of 'Ted Cruz to the Future' coloring book,

In a continuation of the company's popular series Tell the Truth - Tell it Often - Tell the Children designed for all ages to promote positive healthy discussion and understanding, Really Big Coloring Books®, Inc. (RBCB) turns complex challenges or issues into a relevant format with an emphasis for youth. The Cruz to the Future book is a non-partisan, fact-driven view of how Texas Sen. Rafael Edward Ted Cruz became a U.S. senator and details, through his quotes and public information his ideas for what he believes will help America grow. Cruz has openly identifies with the Tea Party and garners support from the Republican Liberty Caucus and many independents including democrats. The Washington Post calls Cruz s Texas senate election victory the biggest upset ... a true grassroots victory against very long odds. Texas Sen. Rafael Edward Ted Cruz has become a rejuvenation for the Tea Party movement in the U.S. His 21-hour speech on the Senate floor in September 2013 propelled Cruz into the national spotlight. Cruz s beliefs and actions stir much emotion in those following the political realm, he is a modern 'superhero' to many and looked upon in adoration and abomination by some. 'The Cruz to the Future' coloring book is suitable for any student desk in America, as millions of people across the country admire, respect and portray Mr. Cruz as a positive role model for children, stated publisher Wayne Bell. Parents have told our company they enjoy modern day heroes and positive role models in children's literature and Mr. Cruz as a sitting U.S. Senator certainly meets the criteria', continued Bell. RBCB created this comic coloring and activity book not as an endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz but rather as an educational tool to be used in schools and perhaps as a handout for groups, clubs and organizations. Information to contact Cruz, through both direct mail and social media, is presented at the end of the book. He is a positive role model worthy of study in any school. All information is fact-based, evidenced in truth and is made available to the public. The book is designed for children of all ages as well as parents, teachers and educators and may be used in the classroom as a tool to promote discussion on issues relevant to the subject matter. Not only do pages describe Cruz s early years, education and Tea Party stance in an easy way for parents and educators to explain to their children and students, but crossword puzzles and words searches along with other games and activities provide thought-provoking information and steps for more research. This book displays topics such as small business and the Pledge of Allegiance and Cruz's views on them.

Since its initial listing on Amazing in December, the book has received over 250 reviews for Amazon users, with nearly 100 giving the book a five-star rating.  However, many of those ratings are coming from users giving a positive review of the book while still slamming it.  Some of the "Most Helpful Reviews" include,

I didn't know how well I'd enjoy this book, seeing as how I only have white crayons. But, as it turns out, that's the only color required! Magnificent! - A. Norris

As a bigot, it's hard for me to find books that advocate for and advance my position. Especially books designed for little kids. Thank God for this book. Now, I can stimulate the creativity of my little children, while still installing in them important lessons. Lessons like guns are good, health care is bad (at least if it comes from a Democrat president), and America is always right. If there are any facts that don't support my positions, I would prefer to ignore them. And if I can't ignore them, then I'd like to be able to shout them down. And I want to teach my children the same lessons. Without books like this one, we are in danger of raising a new generation of open-minded and tolerant adults . . . and it will be impossible to maintain our way of thinking if this happens.

I'm looking forward to the next book in this series: "I am not a witch (but if I were, it would totally be okay to cast a spell and turn President Obama into a newt)." - J.A. Bornstein

What a great idea! Unfortunately my son tried to color this book in and the GOP arrived to filibuster his coloring activities so he has not been able to use it yet. - Matthew D. Snowden

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