by Marcos Chin
Published by Harper Design on November 14th 2017
Style: double page printing, Interactive
Format: Card cover with fold out
Coloring is the first step in this imaginative interactive journey. Throughout, you’ll find riddles and puzzles to solve and complete. As you add color to the black-and-white illustrations, look for embedded images of keys printed with letters that spell out the answers to a series of brain-teasing clues. When all the lettered keys are found, they can be put together to form a single word. This correct answer allows you to collect a prize that leads you deeper into the story, towards a maze that must be completed to exit Wonderland.
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Elves in Wonderland Coloring Book Video Review
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Elves in Wonderland Coloring Book Review
Successful illustrator Marcos Chin burst onto the coloring book world last year with his release of Fairies in Wonderland which was soon followed by Mermaids in Wonderland. His third book, Elves in Wonderland I was initially going to pass up on …simply because I didn’t think that elves would be something that would be appeal to me. I’m glad that I didn’t, and that my obsession with collecting sets of things outweighed my feelings on elves. Out of Marcos’ books so far ..this is my favorite.
Cover & Layout
The cover of Elves in Wonderland I think is by far the most appealing to date. There is something incredibly cute and colorful about it that makes you smile just looking at it. The color placement and selection are well thought out and add to the charm.
An elegant feel has been added by the addition of a gold foiled tittle and outlines on creatures, trees and parasols.
A grass green spine works well with the colors used on the front cover art.
The back cover does not have color printing but does have the gorgeous gold foil. You could color this if you wished but the slightly waxy feel on the cover may be difficult to penetrate.
Fold out flaps contain a bit about the book at the front and ads for previous books at the rear.
Following the same format as previously, the inside cover has also been printed with line art for you to color. The front contains a day background (white) while the same image has been used at the back but with a night (black) background.
Elves in Wonderland coloring book measures approximately 25cm x 25cm.
A gorgeous elf scene adorns the title page of the book which is followed by a double page extended title page. At the end of the book there is a page with copyright information and information about the illustrator. Any of the preceding pages would be the place to test out your mediums before diving in.
The “Wonderland” series of coloring books all follow the same format. Elves in Wonderland continues that with double page printing. The paper is smooth, white and a medium quality.
As in the previous coloring books a day and night theme continues. The bulk of the book has a white background with the remaining images on a black background.
The illustrations are a mix of double page scenes and single page illustrations.
As Elves in Wonderland is interactive with things to find along the way, if you wish, each page is numbered discreetly placed at the bottom of the page.
Coloring Book Images and Illustrations
Elves in Wonderland has a quirky mix of elves in adorably cute scenes. The intricacy that Marcos draws his work is evident throughout the images with a lot of fine detail in the images. You will need your fine tips, gel pens or pencil sharpener at the ready for some of the ornate costumes that the elves are wearing.
You will find cute elves with a dog sled, roasting gigantic marshmallows, doing gymnastics and even sharpening or hammering up a sword. There is also a variety of animals – including the most adorable group of bunnies throughout the book. Even though the illustrations are very detailed they tend to concentrate on a scene with some elements added rather than a full background. This means that the colorist can focus on individual items and then decide whether to add background effects if they want.
If you love coloring different types of materials you will find the costumes that the elves wear or have made for them at t he dressmaker divine. There are also metal objects to color in as well as elements from nature.
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