Current Price: £7.78
Number of Pages: 90
Size: 28 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes (quotes on reverse)
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: Slight
Tracy Cerza is an artist from Ontario in Canada, who released her first book, A Year of Color, back in November 2015. The book takes you on a journey throughout the seasons, featuring holidays and symbols of the year. From butterflies and dafodills in the Spring, right through to baubles and bows at Christmastime.
There are 40 single-sided illustrations in total, 10 for each season, and the reverse of every page includes a pertinent quote from icons like Mother Theresa and Ghandi to Bugs Bunny and Robin Williams. Check out my slideshow or the flip-through video below.
I love the nature scenes in the book, particularly the log cabin by the river and the pumkin patch. The illustrations in this book are not intricate or complex but contain enough detail to hold an adult's attention, making this book ideal for those who don't dig crazy complicated colouring.
The paper is of average quality but being one sided, you wouldn't be ruining any of the images if you chose to use alcohol markers or other wet media.
Here's my finished picture, very apt for me as I cannot wait for Winter to be over. I am experiencing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and don't want to get out of bed most days, so roll on Spring!
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here: