Current Price: £8.99
Number of Pages: 80
Size: 22 x 22cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: No
Drawings go into the spine: Some
Waterbased pen bleed: None
After the huge success of Jessica's first colouring book, Tangle Wood, comes the equally beautiful sequel Tangle Bay. From the mysterious depths of the dark forest, we turn now to the sun-bleached plains of the seaside and the story continues. You'll find a mixture of on-shore and underwater scenes in this book, featuring all the coastal favourites like seagulls and puffins; maritime and nautical icons such as anchors and lighthouses; and of course plenty of oceanic creatures- both mythical and real- like mermaids and dolphins.
There are some double-page spreads but mostly you'll find standalone scenes on each page. Tangle Bay encapsulates everything you'd expect from a sea-themed book, particularly of UK beaches (Punch and Judy shows, beach huts, sandcastles, deckchairs, etc.) and has a very nostalgic feel, even amongst the epic ships and fantasy scenes below the waves.
Like in Tangle Wood, this book has hidden treasure nestled in every page for you to find.
The paper is surprisingly very different to the first book- now a bright white instead of the vintage cream we had before. Whilst I liked the unusual grey haze on Tangle Wood's illustrations, I must admit the new white stock makes the images far crisper with cleaner lines. The paper is still thick but it's now much smoother compared to the heavy tooth of the previous book. Waterbased pens still do not bleed through unless pressed very hard, which is the main thing with double-sided books.
The covers are very in-keeping with each other, so sit well together on the shelf and look beautiful side by side. It is again made from the same thick, smooth card and has a matte finish.
Overall it's another winner from Ms. Palmer and the team at Search Press; a well-made, quality follow up and hopefully one in a long line of this series :)
Here's 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 the Search Press website for early purchase here, or pre-order it from Amazon here: