by Kim Ji Min
Published by Dream Star on 8 June 2015
A collection of fairy tales to color in. See illustrations of Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan and more and bring them to life with your coloring.
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Only Story – Coloring Book Review
Only Story has a quirky cover that I found very enticing with its curvy buildings and swirly designs. I didn’t know what to expect from this coloring book but thought it related to the story of Aladdin. The back cover has a picture of an Aladdin type figure on a magic carpet ride over a quirky township.
I was wrong about it being the story of Aladdin 🙂 It appears to be a mix of fairy tales including Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Wizard of Oz, Around the world in 80 days, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Thumbelina, Alice in Wonderland and many others.
Cover & Layout
The cover has a white glossy dust jacket on it which sets off the vibrant pre printed colors beautifully. A bright pink spine compliments the colors on the dust jacket. There is some line work that you could color on the front cover, but very little on the back. Inside the book cover proper has a kraft card cover with some line work on it on both the front and the back. The front cover is repeated as line work for the title page in the book.
The book measures 25cm x 25cm (approximately 9.7 in x 9.7in).
Although the book is thick sadly most of it cannot be colored. The book is written in Korean and I am unable to translate it. It would seem that each set of coloring pages that belongs to a particular fairy tale is preceded with some text about that tale. This is only my assumption 🙂 A lot of the pages are taken up with text, with only a few filigree elements to color on them. The actual coloring pages in the book only totals 50. The 50 coloring pages comprise double page scenes totaling 43 with the balance being single page scenes.
On the reverse of the illustrations you will find the text pages. This means that you can safely use your wet mediums without ruining a reverse image.
The paper is white and at least medium quality if not higher.
The illustrations depict scenes from some of the most famous fairy tales in the world. There is a wide selection of fairy tales covered but really too few images for my liking. I would have preferred to see more pictures from each fairy tale and less text in the book.
Many of the illustrations comprise double page scenes and the illustration does run to the spine of the book. This is always a tricky area to color in but the book does lay flat pretty easily with some gentle persuasion.
The line work is black and very crisp in the book. The line weight varies from fine to medium and is visually very easy to see.
There are a number of illustrations with larger areas of space suitable for all colorists but the bulk of the images have finer details that may be too complex for some colorists to enjoy.
Only Story – Coloring Book Video Review
Enjoy the video flip through review of Only Story coloring book below:
Where to buy Only Story – Coloring Book
Buy Only Story Coloring Book Limited copies at Amazon US
Happy coloring x
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