Book Genre: Coloring book
Book Series: Stand Alone
Released: February 23, 2016
Source: I received this book for an honest review from the publisher through the blogging for books program.
This gorgeously illustrated adult coloring book draws readers into the secret world of cats in Paris as they explore the city’s most famous (and feline-friendly) spots.
Say bonjour to the cats of Paris as they slink through its fabled streets and alleyways, from Montmartre to the Shakespeare and Company bookshop and into a feline-filled land of playful imagination. Featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings of tabbies, Persians, Siamese, and more, this evocative coloring book’s frisky kitties lie in wait for your colorful stylings.
I’ve reviewed four coloring books so far and this one is probably my favorite. It might have something to do with the theme, I am a cat lover after all. I was delighted when it came in the mail and I look forward to hours spent filling in the pages as I relax in my living room. As with the other coloring books that I’ve reviewed from this publisher the book is of exceptional quality with nice thick pages that work well with what ever medium you choose to work in. The cover is removable and colorable (is that a word?) as well. There is a variety in types of pictures featured in the book, most geared for the more advanced artist, but there are a few that work well for us with a less steady hand too.
Unlike two of the other coloring books I reviewed there is less of a story in this book. Well perhaps in the beginning we shown some scenes from Paris featuring cats, but most of the book is simply a collage cats and other images or different cat scenes. There were a couple of points that cost this book that last star for me. The fact that the book will not lay flat for easy coloring or have removable pages. This is something I wish the publishers would take into account with they make these beautiful books. It is difficult to color a book that will not lay flat. There is also some coloring pages that feature overlapping images that the OCD person in me didn’t care for. Do I color the flower or the cat, do I break the color of the flower into different shades where they overlap the background image… It just frustrated me for those few images and is probably not a big deal for most people. I would have also like less images featuring teeny tiny little images that can only be filled in with a very sharp pencil point. I know it is an adult coloring book, but still common I don’t want to spend all my time sharpening a pencil.
Otherwise this is truly a lovely book and will make a great gift for the coloring cat-lover in your life. The price on the back cover is $14.99 and I feel quite reasonable for the quality book you are purchasing.
My Rating: 4 Stars