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The Aboriginal Art Colouring Book
Penny Brown

Search Press
28 July 2015/ ISBN 9781782213512

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


This one stands out from the herd of adult coloring books by being wonderfully different. No flowers or mandalas in here; instead discover a book full of drawings inspired by Aboriginal art. A page about this ancient and living tradition would have been a good touch, but as it is, colorists might be inspired to look for more information on this rarely featured art. There are over a hundred designs to color in this book, printed on one side only so you have a wide choice of what to bring them to life with. There are patterns, stylized animals, masks, figures and more drawn with smooth black lines, no computer enlargement fuzziness here. Also include are several pre-colored pages at the front to inspire your color choices. Ms. Brown has wisely chosen earth tones which look just perfect, and depending on how much time you have, there are large and small images, a good touch. Top marks to Search Press for an imaginative choice of theme for this book (and for their choice of paper).

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2015