November 2, 2016 by Beth - I SNIFF BOOKS blog
We all fell in love with Swedish artist Emelie Lidehäll Öberg‘s debut coloring book, Sagolikt, that released this past spring so I’m excited to tell you that Swedish publisher Pagina Förlag published four new books by Emelie in October! Today I will be sharing with you my review for the vykort (postcard) edition of Sagolikt.
The postcard edition (vykort) of Sagolikt contains 20 cards for you to color. The designs are scaled down versions (either in whole or in part) from the original coloring book designs. Perhaps as a surprise or just for fun, Emelie added extra design elements to just one of the postcard designs (see first photo below) so it does differ slightly from the original coloring book image.
The designs in Sagolikt have a dreamy, fairy tale vibe to them — there’s a deer sleeping in a nest of crystals, a woman swimming with a seahorse among lotus flowers and lily pads, a family of rabbits carrying luggage to their new home inside a snow globe, deer inside a glass menagerie, a castle blooming from a flower, birds nibbling on cupcakes at a party, houses perched atop mushrooms, and so much more.
The postcards are sized 5 x 7 inches and are printed on thick card. The backs of the postcards include three lines for the address, a small square image of an envelope to indicate stamp placement, and copyright text.
The postcard book has lay-flat binding which allows the book to lay completely open and flat without the spine cracking or breaking. This binding also permits the cards to be removed. Even though the postcards are removable, the binding is still quite sturdy — I have flipped through the book multiple times and the pages are still intact.
**Please note: Because the cards exceed the dimensions of 4.25 x 6 inches, the United States Postal Service will not treat them as postcards but rather as letters and they will require letter-size postage — at least one 47-cents first-class stamp. Check with your local post office before mailing.**
WHERE TO BUY: Sagolikt – 20 vykort att färglägga is published by Swedish publisher Pagina Förlag. The best place to pick up a copy is right here from Pen Store, a retail and online shop based out of Sweden.
When ordering online from Pen Store or other Swedish shops, be alert and careful as there may be different formats for the same book — there are coloring books (Målarbok), Artist Editions (Tavelbok), and postcard collections (Vykort). When in doubt, use google translate to help!
At this time, the Sagolikt postcard collection is not listed on Amazon USA or Amazon UK because no US (or UK) publisher has acquired reprinting rights.
OTHER NEW COLORING BOOKS BY EMELIE: In October, Swedish publisher Pagina Förlag published three postcard collections and one poster book (sized A4) by Emelie. You can see these new releases right here on Swedish publisher Pagina Förlag’s website. They are available for purchase on Pen Store.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH EMELIE: Back in May 2016, I interviewed Emelie about her life, her art, and her brand new coloring book, Sagolikt. Click here to read it.
The English-language edition of Sagolikt (the coloring book, not the postcard collection) is coming to the USA in March 2017!! It is titled “Fairy Tales” and is already available for pre-order on the various Amazon sites!! ISBN # is 978-1423646624. You can click here to read my review of Sagolikt and view a silent video flick-through of the coloring book.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary book from the publisher. I was not required nor obligated to write a review. The opinions are my own.
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