Orangeroof Zoo by Mary Ogle
Current Price: £8.32
Number of Pages: 180
Size: 21 x 21 cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: N/A
Orangeroof Zoo is unlike any colouring book I've come across! Although I've seen stories interspersed with colouring pages, this one contains correspondence letters between two characters with a mystery storyline!
It begins when L is sent a letter from Z, an stranger who spontaneously arranges for a car to be sent to L's house, transporting her to an abandoned zoo. As animals start to appear in their droves, ignoring the boundaries of the zoo, defying physics and reason... can L figure out what Orangeroof Zoo is? An actual place? A dream? Take the journey with her in this humorous and heartwarming tale whilst colouring life into the curious creatures.
The book is square in format and very thick, 180 pages altogether, with single-sided colouring AND story pages so any page can be coloured with any medium. The paper is fairly thin so you will have to put a scrap sheet between pages to avoid bleedthrough.
The illustrations themselves are fine and very detailed, providing the owner with many hours of colouring. Each design brings the whimsical narrative to life and really makes you feel as though you're experiencing the phenomenon right alongside L. It's certainly one of the more interesting books I've found, and with so much colourable content and uplifting plot it's an absolute steal at just over £8.
To get a taster of the book, click the image below to download this free page from the Orangeroof Zoo website.
Here's my little flamingo, coloured with Gelly Roll pens.
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. You can find it on Amazon here:
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