Publisher – Dover Publications
Illustrator – Marty Noble
Pages – 32
Series – Creative Haven
As with all Creative Haven books, the book is a nice size – A4, paperback but not thick. The paper is bright white and smooth. The paper is a medium thickness, and I haven’t had any problems with bleed through.
The pictures are single sided and centred in the page, giving lots of room for backgrounds and additions for colourists who like to add things.
The pages are perforated, allowing for easy removal if needed and no images go into the spine, removing a common problem!
For people who love mandalas and patterns, this is a brilliant way to continue doing what you love in a different way.
There are 31 different mandalas, some featuring animals and some featuring plants. The variety is truly amazing, so many different animals and plants and patterns.
Some are intricate and will require an investment of time, and some are more simple, and would be perfect for a quick colouring break.
This book is a nice variety of patterns, nature and mandalas combined in one. Some pictures do require some more concentration than others, making it great for a day when you have more focus.
Others are more basic which is wonderful for when you cannot concentrate due to anxiety, depression or pain as it can be done quickly and without too much concentration.
Nature images can also be easier when you are feeling anxious, because the subject matter has colours already – if you struggle with choosing when you are anxious, nature scenes are perfect.
I would recommend this book to any one who wants to colour for mental or physical health issues as it has a fantastic variety and is not overwhelming or daunting.