Artist – Kim U Jin
Publisher – Imagine House
Pages – 96
From the cover on, this book seems lovely and delicate, and the structure and images only compound this feeling.
Billed as a parenting/pregnancy themed book, the cover is a soft purple with coloured images from within the book. At 24.9x 24.9cm, it is the same size as other popular books.
The spine is quite tightly glue bound, although I have found it yields quite well with some use. The paper is smooth white, and of moderate thickness.
I have primarily used wax based pencils and these have laid down well, although oil based brands (Polychromos, Marco Raffine etc) do not lay down very well on this paper at all. Waterbased markers do not bleed or shadow, but please do pop a sheet of paper or card behind the image you are working on just in case.
Some images do enter the spine, and pages
are not perforated.
This book has a definite theme/feel to it, full of animal families either expecting a child, or enjoying their family. Animals include squirrels, bunnies, cats and ducks.
The artist has a wonderful style of artwork, both very defend lineart with elements of sketching throughout to give definition and shape to images before any colour is applied.
Images are both single and double sided – some images are double page spreads, others single, others still taking up a small quarter of a page and accompanied by a nursery rhyme – some of these are in Korean.
The linework remains medium throughout, with little variance between images. Intricacy is quite well balanced throughout, with a good mix of larger and more detailed areas.
If you are anything like me, you will be entranced by the charm of these sweet images. The ‘theme’ of parenting/pregnancy had no effect on me, but for those sensitive to these, this may be a book to miss.
This is a good book for those with fluctuating concentration, as you can choose to colour a smaller image, or one part of an image if you are struggling to complete an entire image.
The line thickness and intricacy means that it will most likely be suitable for those with vision and fine motor skills impairments but please do check tn images and flipthrough before deciding!
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Available on Amazon US here. As yet this book is not being released in English markets, but if it is, I will let you know as soon as possible!
For another beautiful Korean colouring book, have a read of this review.