Current Price: £8.19
Number of Pages: 24
Size: 28 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Thin
One sided: Yes (writing on one side)
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: Yes
Christy Connell (Cricky) is a wanderer. She has been travelling without a home base since 2012, freelancing and working on farms to fund the journey to her next destination. Cricky believes that the world is a big and beautiful place, and she wants to explore as much of it as she can! Along the way, she commits to creating colouring books that entertain and inform colourists about different corners of the world and the creatures that inhabit them. Costa Rican Creatures contains 11 indigenous animals with facts about them, as well as their name in English and native Spanish.
Whilst the illustrations do have a certain level of complexity to them, the book is worded in such a way that I think it appeals more to children than adults. People who have visited Costa Rica or have an interest in unusual animals would like it, but it's not really as intricate or 'grown up' as I like my colouring books to be.
The paper is very thin but as the designs only have wording on the reverse bleedthrough doesn't matter so much. The book is quite thin and has a glossy card cover that is brightly coloured and visually appealing. It reminds me of something you would find in a tourist shop when looking for local gifts to bring home, which I think is what Cricky intended (to bring the colourist on her travels with her). The
Here's my picture of a couple of toucans! I used Staedtler Triplus felt pens.
And now for a triple giveaway! Yes I have 3 copies of the book up for grabs, just in time for Christmas. UK only entries on this one please, as I have the books in hand and can't afford to post them overseas. Competition ends on 5th December 2015. Good luck!
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Cricky's Etsy page.