Emma Jayne is a graphic designer, illustrator and blogger from Manchester, UK, who's debut colouring book was released around a month ago. There's one word that pops in my head when I flick through it- FUN!
It's not your typical ABC book; initially I was expecting typeography-style pages with each letter as a large design like Alphadoodles, but this is more like those old alphabet posters displayed on a primary classroom wall. Each letter is accompanied by an illustration, which have a retro, vintage quality about them. You won't find any "A is for Apple, B is for Ball" here; the unpredictable designs are quirky and unusual choices, which is great as you never know what's going to be on the next page.
The book is in a notepad format, spiral bound so you simply flip over the page to work on your next picture. It's A5 size is handy for taking out with you, too. The pages are white, smooth, and a good thickness, with each print on one side only. There are no multitudes of small spaces, so this book would be good for colourists of all ages. I'd love to see future books by Emma as I love her charmingly simple graphics, they're effective without having too much detail which I think is really appealing for those who don't want anything too difficult nor basic.
I had a ball doing these pages, and can definitely see me coming back to this book soon. I think they would look great if framed and displayed in a child's bedroom!
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it over on Emma Jayne's Etsy page.
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