by Lewis Carroll
Published by Puffin Classics on October 1st 2015
Style: double page printing
Format: Card cover with fold out
Escape to Wonderland is an enticing, extraordinarily intricate and beautiful colouring book filled with highly detailed line artwork that allows the magical fantasy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to be brought to be life in an entirely unique way. Pictures include iconic scenes from Wonderland and its array of extraordinary characters - the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts and more - threaded with delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, making ideal spreads to colour. Pivotal moments from the story of Alice are scattered throughout for inspiration, and there are spaces left within some of the compositions for individual design and embellishment. This highly original, exquisite colouring book for older children and adults alike is in a handy-sized square format, a perfect size to carry around in your handbag or schoolbag with a tin of crayons - you'll be ready to colour and relax wherever and whenever the moment takes you.
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Escape To Wonderland – Colouring Book
Escape to Wonderland is a coloring book based on the wonderful, Alice In Wonderland fairy tale. This book is illustrated by Good Wives and Warriors who have a number of coloring books on the market. The book measures approximately 18.5 cm x 18.5 cm (approximately 7 1/4 inches x 7 1/4 inches). In comparison to most coloring books, the book is smaller. For me, it is a great size to put in my handbag for traveling.
The cover is lovely cardstock with blue printing and gold foil highlights which extends to the fold-out flap. The inside cover folds out and has a lovely blue background with white line work. Although you could color that in, your color palette would be limited due to the printed background.
The title page is decorated with lovely funghi and is always a good place to test your wet mediums and see if there is any bleed-through. The paper is white and of good quality, but not the artist’s paper.
The illustrations are printed on both sides of the paper and follow Alice’s journey through Wonderland. Snippets of the story are embedded throughout which gives character without being overwhelming. Throughout the book, there are approximately 20 double-page scenes with balance illustrations on a single page. What is surprising for me, is that the book lays flat without prodding. This makes it easy to color those notoriously hard-to-reach places in the spine. You should not have any difficulty at all coloring in the center, spine area of the book.
The linework is black, crisp, and clear. The linework does vary between elements on the illustration to show levels of delicacy, presumably between items. All of the linework is easy for me to see without resorting to my glasses I’m pleased to say. Most of the illustrations have been well positioned on the page for the colorist.
Although, there is one illustration of flamingoes that will be difficult to color as it runs right into the spine where the image is absorbed. It’s a shame that this image was not scaled to a smaller size so it could be colored on both sides evenly. The picture is below, so you can get an idea. That is only one small negative, in an otherwise beautifully illustrated book.
There is a range of illustrations that vary in white space and complexity, so there is sure to be something that will satisfy all colorists.
Escape to Wonderland – A Colouring Book Adventure Video Review
Enjoy the video review of Escape to Wonderland – A Colouring Book Adventure by Good Wives and Warriors:
See my Pinterest board that shows completed pages from this beautiful Alice In Wonderland-themed book.
Where to buy Escape to Wonderland – A Colouring Book Adventure
Happy coloring x