Artist – Jessica Palmer
Publisher – Search Press
Pages – 80
This is a smaller square book than most of the colouring books out at 22.2cm square. It’s a perfect size for travelling, commuting or at home.
The cover is a soft matte card with designs from the book on the cover. The spine is glue and string bound, meaning the pages are reinforced. Some images do enter the spine, but the spine becomes quite pliable with use.
Coloured pencils lay down well on the off white, textured paper. I experienced no bleeding with waterbased markers or fine liners, but some shadowing. This is a shame, as the images are double sided.
Pages are not perforated.
As the title suggests, this is a book filled with woodland creatures and scenes combined with patterns and ‘tangles’.
It begins with a fox in the shade of a huge tree, and continues through scenes of woods, animals, a hidden shack, some plant themed frames, and the sun/moon peeking through the trees.
The book does have a ‘hidden object’ aspect to it, with one of the introductory pages containing the items. This is easily ignored if you don’t like this part of the book. There is a variety of single and double paged spreads, with the majority being double pages.
The artwork is a unique style of sketching and patterned areas, giving the book a sense of consistency throughout the book.
Intricacy varies a little, with a mix of larger and smaller areas. The patterns contained in most of the images are quite detailed, but these are able to be block coloured if necessary. Line thickness varies a little, but is primarily thin-moderate throughout.
Nature is one of the best things you can colour for times when you are feeling anxious or depressed. The theme, along with the colour palette is innately calming.
The book is suitable for those with fluctuating concentration as there is larger, more detailed images and simpler, smaller pics as well. This means you can choose an image that suits your concentration levels and time investment.
The line thickness and intricacy means that it may be suitable for those with vision or fine motor skills impairments, but please check the images before deciding.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review