Disclaimer – I was not paid or compensated for this review.
Pages – 96
Artist – Millie Marotta
Link to Purchase – Tropical Wonderland Purchase
This book, like most colouring books that have emerged recently, is square shaped. At 25cm x 25cm it is a good size for working on at all angles, and at 96 pages is a good length and weight.
The cover is a card cover, embossed with a lovely image preparing you for the images within. The paper is bright white and smooth, with a good thickness and texture preventing bleeding and shadowing from waterbased pens.
Sadly, images are not prevented from entering the spine, although few are double page spreads, so the amount of images affected is few.
The spine is glue and string bound, so will remain sturdy no matter how you twist and turn it.
Those familiar with Millie Marottas previous work, Animal Kingdom, will not be surprised by the content of these images. A nice variety of full page patterns, mandalas, animals and any combination is in this book, and this ensures that it has a lovely feeling of consistency without becoming tedious.
The images are a combination of intricacies, with some images having many small details and other having smaller spaces. Medium line thickness remains consistent throughout the book.
The combination of animal and flora pictures make this book a delight to look through, and work in. The images all stir the imagination to think of the place where these images are real and what that may look like.
As with many other books, and Millie Marottas previous book, some images do contain creative prompts. These are easily ignored if you aren’t a fan though!
This book will suit many people – animal lovers, nature fans, fanatic colourists and I think the variety makes it a good choice for someone who has not long started colouring.
This book would be good for distraction, If you’re in pain, having a bad mental health day or just a bit bored, this book will be great for you. The range of images, combined with the subject and varying intricacies, make it great for any concentration level.
Overall, I think it is a fantastic book, full of rich imagery and quality artwork. For another of my favourite books, check out this link