Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Menagerie adult colouring book

The Menagerie: Animal Portraits to Colour
Published by Michael O'Mara Books (12 November 2015)
ISBN: 978-1910552155

My verdict
The Menagerie is an amazing colouring book. The pages are slightly larger and thicker than other books I have reviewed so far. Each page is single sided, which is brilliant as you don't need to worry about any bleed through. And every page is perforated near the book spine, so you can easily tear them out and display them without ruining the book.

As expected, the pictures are all of animals, from a stag and a giraffe to a red panda and a zebra. They are in gorgeous detail, but you can choose whether to colour in every little space or just colour in larger areas.

Most have backgrounds already printed on them but you can always add your own or colour these in yourself.

This work in progress (Bengal tiger) is coloured with Faber-Castell Polycromos pencils (a range of just 24 goes a long way!). Here, I've coloured in some larger areas to create more impact.

This Work in Progress (hippopotamus) is being coloured with a mixture of Staedtler triplus colour pens, Staedtler Fineliners and Stabilo point88 pen - none of which bled through. I am colouring in every little area to show the detail.

The Menagerie will delight people of all ages. My youngest son (age 12) 'stole' one of my pages (the llama) to colour - although I have now bought him his own copy of the book.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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