Adult Coloring Book Reviews

Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book

Written by coloringqueen
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by Johanna Basford
Published by Laurence King Publishing Pages: 96
Format: Dust Jacket

Experience the phenomenon that has sold 2 million copies worldwide and launched the coloring craze for adults.
This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life with color. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back. The book's cover and jacket are also colorable.
Appealing to all ages, SECRET GARDEN is the original and first book by Johanna Basford

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This is one of my favorite colouring books. I love the beautiful hand drawn illustrations that the artist has created.

The paper is double sided and the images are shown on the reverse as well. The book is presented in story book form. It is interactive as well as the colorist is encouraged to find the hidden objects in the book. Don’t worry if you forget to find them when you are absorbed in your coloring there is a legend at the end.

The paper is quite thick and a cream/off white colour. The paper is not thick enough for markers but should withstanding gel pens and fine liners. Always do a test on one of the name plate pages before diving into the whole book.

Many colorists like to have the binding removed for easier coloring. As a lot of the illustrations are right to the spine of the book it can be difficult to color. It will cost a few dollars to have the binding removed and a spiral bound attached but may well be worth your while if it is a favorite book.

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About Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is a Scottish illustrator that is often credited with starting the adult coloring craze. Her first book “Secret Garden – An Inky Treasure Hunt” released in 2013 has sold over 16 million copies. Her work is all hand drawn and is quite distinctive due to the intricate detail she imparts into every illustration.

About the author


I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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