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Awesome Town Coloring Poster Book
Melissa Averinos

C&T Publishing (distributed in the UK by Search Press)
7 October 2016/ ISBN 9781617455421
How-To Books/Coloring

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


This is not an ordinary coloring book; you can often remove the pages in those after coloring, but this time you do it first! Each of the eight pictures in here is a large format poster 19” x 30”. All are double sided, so you need to decide whether you want the picture or a frame in which to either draw or write. This latter option makes these posters ideal for using as banners for birthdays or other celebrations, and the size makes them suitable for group coloring. The artist suggests that you can use anything to color them in, but this depends on whether you want to color both sides or only one. The paper is not suitable for watercolors if you want to color both, and markers need to be waterbased and a light rather than lingering touch. Most of the pictures have heavy black outlines, suitable for large images which are to be seen across a distance, but some are greyscale, or have greyscale parts. There is a brief hint on how to color these at the front, along with a tip on blending pencils. The posters depict fantastic scenes featuring cats, sea creatures, unicorns, flowers, faces and rainbows and can be as simple or as complex to color as you wish, for there is room to add your own doodles in the larger shapes as well as the blank spaces. In short, this book is something different and a lot of fun.

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UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines.
Reviewed 2016