Review of The Colouring Book

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October 11, 2015 by I SNIFF BOOKS - Beth

cover for the colouring bookThe Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books. Paperback sized 7.5 x 9.5 inches with 64 pages. Published in September 2012.

The Colouring Book’s target audience is most definitely kids. However, I can’t help liking it! There are no rules in coloring so who made up the rule that says an adult can’t color in a children’s coloring book?! I say break the rules! This adult is embracing her inner child and getting her color on!

I really like The Colouring Book. Many, but certainly not all, adult coloring books are full of intricate and detailed drawings that are more suited for fine or ultra-fine tipped markers rather than colored pencils. While this type of art can be exquisite, I personally do not enjoy coloring in such tiny spaces — plus even my sharpened Crayola pencils don’t even fit in between the lines. Well, that’s not a problem is this book!

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

 

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

Kids (and adults!) are definitely going to love The Colouring Book — there’s definitely some silly pages to color, like this one:

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

And this spread is my favorite of the collection. I LOVE that Mosedale made some subtle references to other works of art. That guy with the banana smile? A nod The Son of Man by René Magritte. The sunflowers? That’s by Van Gogh. The lady on the far left, maybe a more smiley version of The Mona Lisa? The chicken/rooster has me stumped though.

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

The Colouring Book illustrated by Julian Mosedale and edited by Hannah Cohen. Published by Buster Books, an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books, in September 2012.

Anyway. There are plenty of more coloring pages that I will be coloring, like these two:

I’m not sure if this book is available in the USA, but if you are in the UK you can buy it directly from Amazon UK. I scored my copy from Hamilton Book here (not affiliated with them, but I’ve been buying from them for several years) for $2.95!

Coloring pages colored using a 50-count box of Crayola colored pencils.

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One thought on “Review of The Colouring Book

  1. Hey! Thanks for liking my book! Much appreciated!
    Best wishes Julian mosedale

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