Publisher – Hardie Grant (in Australia)
Pages – 20

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book
Cover

Book

Similar to other postcard colouring books, the Harry Potter postcard book is 16.5cm x 12cm. The smooth glossy card cover is an off white, and matches the original Harry Potter colouring book.

The cover has some black and white lineart, enhanced by green foiling. The spine is strongly glue bound, and allows for very easy removal. I’ve removed several now and had no issues removing them. 

The postcards are printed on a heavy card, which is bright white and quite smooth. Waterbased markers do not bleed or shadow, and alcohol markers only bled slightly. There is not a lot of tooth/texture on the postcards, but coloured pencil lays down well despite this.

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book
Coloured with Polychromos pencils

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book

Images

The twenty images in the postcard book have been taken from the Harry Potter Magical Creatures colouring book, with some images being scaled down from larger images, and others cropped so to avoid tiny spaces.

The artwork chosen is a good variety from the original book, with Cornish pixies, mermaids, Buckbeak, centaurs, Nagini and a portrait of Dobby included. There are some images that are what I would consider filler (patterns or wallpaper) but these  may be some of your favourites from the original! 

The artwork style varies a little throughout, but the thread of Harry Potter keeps the postcards consistent throughout.

The reverse of the postcards have a patterned border, small colourable areas, space for a message, stamp and address, as with a standard postcard.

The line thickness is more consistent than the original postcard book, remaining thin to moderate through the postcards. Intricacy remains moderate throughout, with none of the images containing tiny spaces, and many containing larger open spaces.

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book

harry potter creatures postcards  coloring book

Health

If you’re a huge Harry Potter fan and enjoy delving back into the world of magical creatures , these postcards will give you a great way to distract yourself without taking on a full page project. 

Those with fluctuating concentration levels may find this book a good alternative to the original book, as images are smaller and easily broken down into sections depending on your ability to colour and focus.

The intricacy and line thickness means that those with vision or fine motor skills impairments will most likely have no issues with these postcards, however please do check the images and video flip through to be sure.

Thankyou for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review,

Batgirl xx

The Harry Potter Magical Creatures postcards are available from the Book Depository here and Amazon US here

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