by Dr Seuss
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on November 1st 2016
Style: double page printing
Format: Card cover, Glue Binding
Images from the work of Dr. Seuss for all ages to color for Dr. Seuss fans from 7 to 107! With intricate illustrations (some more complex than others), playful patterns, and iconic images based on pages from such titles as The Cat in the Hat, Oh, the Places You ll Go!, The Lorax, andHorton Hears a Who!
The illustrations to color are derived from the following books: And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat s Songbook, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book, The Foot Book, Horton Hears a Who!, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, If I Ran the Circus, If I Ran the Zoo, The Lorax, Oh Say Can You Say?, Oh, the Places You ll Go!, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, On Beyond Zebra, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Scrambled Eggs Super, There s a Wocket in My Pocket!, What Pet Should I Get?, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories, andYou're Only Old Once."
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Dr Seuss Coloring Book Video Review
I hope you enjoyed the video review above of The Dr Seuss Coloring Book based on the original Dr Seuss children’s books.
Dr Seuss Coloring Book Review
Most adults will be familiar with the Dr Seuss Children’s books from their own childhood. I used to love these quirky books when I was a kid and I still manage to incorporate a few Dr Seuss expressions into daily life. It always makes me smile when I check out the menu of the local cafe that serves up Green Eggs and Ham as breakfast for kids! I am really loving all of these nostalgic coloring books that are being released for adults like Roald Dahl, Beatrix Potter, Trolls and now Dr. Seuss. As an adult, it is often wonderful to remember the joys of childhood without responsibilities and with more pencils to color with!
Cover & Layout
The cover of The Dr Seuss Coloring Book features line art with some teal foil highlights. The title of “Dr Seuss” is in red foil. The spine features glossy teal with simple white text. The back cover also contains line art but there are no foil highlights. Both the front and back card cover can be colored in. The inside cover does not contain any line art to color in.
The book measures 10 in x 10 in approximately.
The front title page features some gorgeous line art to color in and the copyright information on the reverse. It would have been nice if the cover art had been reproduced as the title page as a natural progression of the book. These ancillary pages would make a great place to test out your mediums and see how they react with the paper and your coloring style.
The illustrations are printed on both sides of the white, medium quality paper. All of the illustrations have been orientated portrait style. Within the book there are 64 pages that are double page scenes with the balance being images contained on a single page.
Line art does run to the spine of the book in the bulk of the double page scenes. There are also some single page illustrations that have elements abutting the spine. This area is usually very tricky to access to color. The book does not lay down flat. I feel with a few more uses, the spine will begin to relax and make it easier to push down and access those tricky areas.
Dr. Seuss Coloring Book is not a high end art book, it is a fun coloring book that kids and adults can enjoy. As such there is not a lot of complexity in the images, although there are images with a lot of detail in them. You will find a lot of patterns to color in but also some fun and quirky drawings. Along the way, the illustrations may remind you of your favorite Dr Seuss memories.
The line art is a dull black and varies in line weight predominantly medium weight with fine and heavy line art used for variation in images. The illustrations also feature cross hatching and solid black line art to give dimension to individual parts of the art work. The publishers have elected to use line art that gives a “sketchy” or “hand illustrated” appearance as some colorists prefer it to a crisp outline.
The illustrations tend to fill the whole of the page with imagery. Colorists may find some of the drawings too small to color in if they have minor visual impairment or motor challenges. Fortunately, there area large number of images that have wider, more open spaces fo ease or coloring.
If you are a fan of flashy background effects there are only a handful of images that you would hae enough background white space to add pizzazz to. The bulk of the images have a lot of background and foreground detail leaving only minimal white space that coud be colored, if you wished. You will also find one pages with solid black background.
There are a few famous Dr Seuss quotes in the book. I would have liked to see more quotes and less wallpaper patterns but that is just my personal opinion 🙂
This is a fun book featuring your favorite characters from Dr Seuss books.
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