Current Price: £10.57
Number of Pages: 20
Size: 19 x 19cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: None
This little gem is a book by illustrator Lorraine Alvarez Posen, who works as a production designer at an animation studio in Cape Town, South Africa.
It's Lorraine's first colouring book and focuses on the natural world and animal kingdom. The 20 illustrations feature flora, fauna, forestry, leaves, vines and fungi, and a plethora of creatures from hedgehogs and turtles to jellyfish and dragonflies.
Her style is very playful and cartoonish, giving the illustrations a delightful, cheery feel. The animals are cutesy with plenty of animated personality but still have enough complexity to be coloured by adults and children alike.
The book is a square format at around 8", with a simple glossy card cover and really good paper quality. There's no bleed through at all from waterbased pens, and the paper is smooth and crisp white. It is only a small book, both in size and thickness, but I think that gives it the advantage of being a book that you're not daunted to complete cover to cover. It's handy for taking out and about, and none of the colouring spaces are ridiculously tiny.
I would say it's somewhat expensive at over £10 plus postage from Africa, so you have to take that into consideration before buying.
Here is my finished picture, coloured with Staedtler Triplus felt pens.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Lorraine's Etsy page here.
8/2/2016 11:14:24 am
This is going to cost me a bit more than I normally spend on books being I'm in the U.S., but the illustrations look to be more than worth it!
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