Current Price: £4.99
Number of Pages: 80
Size: 25 x 25cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Smooth
Paper thickness: Good
One sided: No
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: None
Firstly, I have to mention my first impressions of the cover. This large, square format book has a matte monochrome dust jacket with embossed, ice blue glitter on the title and speckled over various parts of the design. It's just lovely to run your hand across and feel the texture of the glitter, and the sparkle gives it such a stylish feel.
The paper is fairly thick and there is no bleed from waterbased pens, which is handy as all the pages are double-sided. It's difficult to get the book laying flat, and seeing as the double page spreads go into the spine you may have a bit of trouble getting to the centre part of the illustrations. There is a LOT of detail in the book and some of the spaces are tiny, but for the most part normal felt tips should suffice.
Overall, I'd say the book is lovely (albeit VERY leafy!) and probably wouldn't be a regretted purchase if you ordered it without knowing. I just think it had massive potential to live up to its name and fell short of what I expected.
Here's my finished picture, one of the inside cover images.