Current Price: £5.99
Number of Pages: 72
Size: 21 x 21cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Average
One sided: Yes
Drawings go into the spine: No
Waterbased pen bleed: Some shadowing
This is Meg's third colouring book to date (click to read my reviews of the Wild and Calm colouring books) and has a very special element to it which really needs your support!
£1 from every sale of The Exotic Colouring book (and its companion books) goes straight to World Land Trust. The donations will help fund their 'Buy an Acre' scheme, in which every £100 raised will purchase an acre of threatened rainforest in Mexico, Argentina and Ecuador. So, every 100 of these books sold will ensure that 1 acre of land, and more importantly its inhabitants, is protected for future generations. World Land Trust's work is crucial for the conservation of endangered, threatened and vulnerable species, some of which this book features.
Between the pages of this wonderful book you will find creatures both well known and unusual, many of them in World Land Trust project areas that you'll directly help save from extinction with your purchase. The animals include the Red Wolf, African Bush Elephant, Blue Throated Macaw, Imperial Zebra, Sumatran Tiger, Philippine Eagle Giant Manta Ray and many more.
Meg's crisp style of illustration is surprisingly all hand-drawn, with various complexities which allow for a large range of colourists. Some images have lots of little areas to colour, whilst others are wider and set apart for those who don't enjoy intricacy. All of the images are centred on the page, some of them encased in a circular border, and are all one-sided. On the reverse there is simply the name of the animal in English and Latin, and its conservation status.
The paper is identical to Meg's previous books in its fairly thin quality, all published by Amazon CreateSpace which unfortunately don't allow you to select a thicker stock. However, it has a good tooth for pencils, and as I mentioned is one sided so bleeding from markers isn't an issue at all.
Here is my finished picture of the Critically Endangered 'Golden Lancehead Viper', coloured with Jolly pencils and PanPastel.
As I mentioned earlier, there are several companion books to collect alongside the colouring book, including a week-per-page Diary, a week-per-view Diary, an A4 Notebook, and an A5 Notebook. You can find all of the series on the links below.
And now for the giveaway! Fancy getting your hands on signed copies of The Exotic Colouring Book and the companion titles? Just click here to enter and three UK winners will be chosen to receive a book from the series on Monday 22nd February 2016. Good luck!