Saturday, April 30, 2016
Wonderland: A Coloring Book Inspired by Alice's Adventures by Amily Shen
The beautiful binding features a removable jacket as well as a cover that can also be colored as well. This makes a great gift for yourself or a friend or literature enthusiast . The luxurious quality of this book, thick pages, and elaborate art, is unexpected considering its affordable retail price. Its an affordable luxury certain to brighten up anyone's day. Armed with a sharpened set of colored pencils, this book can become a personalized masterpiece to treasure and even pass down. Although it is marketed for readers of all ages, it is most suitable for teens and older adults due to the detail. I do not feel a grade schooler would appreciate the fine detail of this book, and it would be a shame to destroy a beautiful book with scribble. This is a coloring project that takes time, perseverance and patience. For those who persevere and complete this book- it will make a beautiful keepsake volume.
I could imagine many readers who appreciate art will hesitate before making the first stroke with their pencils as well. Some of these pages can take hours to complete- maybe more than the time allowed in one sitting. It takes patience. Be sure to have a pencil sharpener handy when starting this book. Don't bother with crayons or markers. The story line and theme is like a bedtime story. I feel as if this would also make a beautiful book if it was full color rather than a coloring book. I almost would have preferred this to be a traditional full color story than a coloring book. As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Watson Guptill for the purpose of writing this review.